August 12, 2022
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In Praise of Virtue

Virtue may be defined simply as doing the right thing and heroic virtue as doing the right thing at great personal cost. Some claim virtue is always in short supply because opposing behaviors such as malice, complacency, indifference...

Love of Country: The Unsung Virtue

“For us, after God, the greatest love is Poland”  – Bl. Stefan Wyszyński In the sixteenth century St. John of the Cross said: “The Lord has always revealed the treasures of his wisdom and his spirit to mortals, but now that evil is...

One Man’s Powerful Example

Many ideas that used to be considered absurd are now considered wise. For example, the idea that disbanding police departments will make people safer. Or that increased government spending will reduce inflation. Or that persuading groups of citizens...

Obedience: The Unappreciated Virtue

“For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother.” (Matthew 12:50)  Obedience in modern secular society brings to mind negative connotations. This is because worldly people treasure individual freedom above...

Chastity: The Underrated Virtue

“Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged.” (John 19: 1) The visions of the 19th century German mystic, Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, vividly depict the flagellation of Christ. All in all very few realize that the fact that the body of...

Crises Have Consequences

Covid-19 came to America and the rest of the world without warning and changed our lives in ways never imagined except perhaps in science-fiction. People’s reactions to the crisis have ranged from heroic efforts to serve those vulnerable to the...

The Beauty of Christian Virtue

As Christian people of faith we believe in the Triune God. God the Father created us. His Son, Jesus, shows us the way to the Father. The Holy Spirit inspires and guides us to be followers of Jesus, each in our own unique way.  Through faith...

St. Thomas Aquinas: A Spiritual Guide for Our Age

On Tuesday 28 January 2020, as the Church celebrated the liturgical memorial of the Angelic Doctor, Saint Thomas Aquinas, I was drawn to words written by Pope Benedict XVI: “Aquinas reminds us with his very life, that it is always illumined by...