Anxiety of Mind

Anxiety of mind is not  so  much  an  abstract  temptation,  as  the  source  whence  various temptations  arise.  Sadness,  when  defined,  is  the  mental  grief  we  feel  because  of  our  involuntary  ailments;—whether  the  evil  be  exterior,  such  as  poverty,  sickness  or  contempt;  or  interior, such  as  ignorance,  dryness,  depression  or  temptation.  Directly  that  the  soul  is  … Continue reading Anxiety of Mind

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Catholics Principles in Reference to Politics

Therefore it is for you, as a Catholic, a matter of conscience to learn what are the real, the true Catholic principles which are to be followed in reference to politics. And it is these principles which I now desire briefly to explain. The Catholic should, before all things, in his relation to politics never … Continue reading Catholics Principles in Reference to Politics

On Stealing Another Man’s Girl

Problem:  "Very  briefly,  my  difficulty  is  this:  I am  very  much  enthralled by  a  girl  who is  engaged  to another  young  man. I am  currently  trying  to convince  her that  she  has  made  a  mistake  and  should  break her engagement.  I met  her, after  having known her in  high school  several  years  ago without  paying  … Continue reading On Stealing Another Man’s Girl

Man’s Interior Battle Against Vainglory

The following is extracted from Giosuè Borsi's "A Soldiers Confidences with God: " I observe also that I am writing these pages with a certain amount of vainglory and hypocritical frivolity, vaguely hoping that some day they may be found, read and admired, while in the meantime I have complacently shown them to a few … Continue reading Man’s Interior Battle Against Vainglory