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Tag: Lenten Intentions

Understanding Our Dustiness

February 24, AD 2017 0 Comments
Understanding Our Dustiness

You are dust and to dust, you shall return. Each time I hear this phrase at Ash Wednesday, I think of a little prayer that was given to me by a sister a while ago. It was created by St. Jeanne Jugan, foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor, as a member of the […]

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Lent: A Time for Building Habits

February 8, AD 2016 1 Comment
Lent: A Time for Building Habits

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” ― Will Durant Thus Will Durant sums up Aristotle’s theory of virtue. It is a deft statement, encapsulating as it does the essence of the classical view of the point of life (excellence or virtue) and the path to it […]

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Duke’s Porn Star and Pope Francis’ Lenten Intentions

March 15, AD 2014 25 Comments
Duke’s Porn Star and Pope Francis’ Lenten Intentions

Pope Francis’ Lenten message for 2014 calls all Catholics to confront destitution in its varying forms of extreme poverty, spiritual destitution, and moral destitution. He writes: “Moral destitution…consists in slavery to vice and sin. How much pain is caused in families because one of their members – often a young person – is in thrall […]

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