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Resolutions and Virtues Part 2: Virtues as Moral Help

January 8, AD 2016 0 Comments
Resolutions and Virtues Part 2: Virtues as Moral Help

In my previous column, I discussed the cardinal virtues and stated that they could be of some benefit to us in keeping our New Year’s resolutions [1]. I did not, however, discuss how (or why) the virtues are beneficial t us in this way. So where do these virtues tie in to our new year’s […]

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Resolutions and Virtues Part 1: Cardinal Virtues

January 5, AD 2016 0 Comments
Resolutions and Virtues Part 1: Cardinal Virtues

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts […]

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Fear of the Lord Part 1: Holy Fear

February 3, AD 2015 11 Comments
Fear of the Lord Part 1: Holy Fear

“The gifts of the Holy Ghost are seven in number: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord [Isaiah 11:2-3]…. The gifts proceed in orderly fashion and gradually ascend by degrees. From the fear of the Lord, the soul rises to the other gifts, one after the other, to arrive at the […]

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Aquinas for Educators

March 23, AD 2012 5 Comments
Aquinas for Educators

Guest post by Edward G. O. Radler Rice First, I want to extend my thanks to Stacy Trasancos for giving me the opportunity to present a guest symposium. Ignitum Today is a Godsend. Here we – the frontline in the New Evangelization – have a forum to share our faith and knowledge.     Now, I’m simply […]

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