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
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
The greatest resource in the midst of the suffering caused by the war for soldiers and civilians has been religion. It was sadly needed, but it was magnificently employed. Anyone who saw how much their religion meant to the soldiers who really had faith will appreciate very well how valuable it was for them. Many … Continue reading Religion – The Greatest Resource in Suffering.
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
The problem of the meaning of suffering and evil in the world is the greatest natural mystery that man has to face. It has raised the question as to whether life is worth living or not in some minds. It causes a great many people to be disturbed about the meaning of life and has … Continue reading Suffering!
Even in everyday life there is nothing so distasteful to sensible and upright people as the duplicity of a man who says one thing, while he means another. Here he speaks in one way, there in exactly the opposite; he desires to offend no party, but holds with both sides, his chief object being to … Continue reading “Be True To Yourself!” – Rev. F. X. Lasance
THE dominant passion of mankind is that which relates to sex. The Author of Nature implanted these sex instincts in man in order to assure the perpetuation of the human race. Like every human instinct the sex impulse must be under the control of reason. Some people assert that since the sex impulse is natural … Continue reading Sex Matters by Martin J. Scott S.J.
Human Respect means being afraid of other people's opinions, and not daring to do what we know is right, for the fear of what the might say or think of us. Note. - Due consideration for other people's wishes and opinions is a virtue of charity and humility. But if we extend this consideration to … Continue reading Human Respect and Other Sins
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
All three states of life, namely, the Priesthood, the Religious state, and the Married state, are as I have frequently remarked, ordained by God; but every state is not for every one, and it is not a matter of indifference in the sight of God which state is chosen. The reason why I speak hear … Continue reading Ought I To Marry???