"[H]aving forbidden all unlawful marriage, and all unseemly practice, and the union of women with women and men with men..."
How can Christ call out "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?" if he has the grace of Beatific Knowledge?
Humility is a virtue which we all ought to develop to bring ourselves in greater conformity with Christ as we seek "to temper and restrain the mind, lest it tend to high things immoderately."
“Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.”
"Seeing the dignity to which the humble are raised, and the deep abyss into which the proud fall, let us imitate the virtue of the Publican, and despise the sins of the Pharisee."
They come from all walks of life. Whether its discussing the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist over a hearty Trappist ale or soaking in the ancient wisdom of our Common Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas whilst managing five small children, the lister seeks to live the good life, the Catholic life, and share that...
"The way of faith is sound and safe, and along this souls must journey on from virtue to virtue, shutting their eyes against every object of sense and a clear and particular perception." - St. John of the Cross
Inferno (Italian for "Hell") is the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil.
Listers, a portion of St. Thomas Aquinas’ brilliance is attributed to his ability to state that which we all already know but struggle to articulate. The question Is lust a sin? seems absurd, but by asking these questions and answering them in thomistic fullness the Angelic Doctor is able to lead us into profound observations. Similar...