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The first means of attaining virtue, which seems the most easy, and is in reality the most difficult, is to will it; but with a sincere, entire, efficacious, and constant will.
This week I have received a political flyer aimed at "values voters," heard a fundraising pitch from an organization that upholds family "values," and sat through a sermon about maintaining Christian "values" in a secular world.
The word gentleman has fallen into disrepute, along with the word man.
Death fills the good man who has lived in the light of the Gospel, and who has walked in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and has satisfied divine justice by true repentance, with joy and consolation.
Charity is universal and its obligation is always absolute.
This preference for hiddenness, for remaining unseen, seems to have been a definite impulse of Jesus, clearly depicted on a few occasions in the Gospel.
What mysterious power is it that a mother has over a son that, when he confesses his guilt, she strives to minimize it, even when it shocks her heart….
Belief in God and belief in his Church stand on the same kind of foundation.
There are those who would reduce Christ to a glorified motivational speaker.