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Catholic Virtues

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catholicPenitential Psalms

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   The Repentent Heart Calls for Mercy
                  Mercy comes only after the admiration of God's justice

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   Supplication of the Sinner Punished by God
                  David pleads for mercy despite his misery

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   Public Sinners Comes to Church to Make Penance
                  Difference between the medieval & modern Lenten spirit

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 4 -   How Does Grace Invite a Sinner to Convert?
                  When he considers the seriousness of his sin

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 5 -   The Joy that Comes from Penance
                  A confidence born from the enthusiasm for God's purity

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 6 -   De Profundis: The Prayer of the Afflicted Soul
                  A well-argued plea calling on the mercy and honor of God

catholic Aromas of Heaven, Odors of Hell & Lukewarm
The lukewarn despise whole truth &vy moral duty

catholic The Duty to Fight

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   A War for the Reign of Christ
                  The duty to fight in the spiritual &poral spheres

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   The War that Jesus Christ Came to Bring
                  'I call you to fight against Communism & Progressivism'

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   Accepting or Rejecting the Call to Fight
                  We will answer for it at our Judgment

catholicTrue & False Paths to Happiness

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   True & False Paths to Happiness
                  False roads men take to find happiness

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   Happiness & Our Final End
                  Immolation for a purpose vs. egoism

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   The Happiness of an Idealistic Child
                  First innocence gives rise to certainties about God

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 4 -   The Concept of First Innocence
                  Maintaining the first equilibrium & harmony God gave the soul

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 5 -   Calmness, an Integral Part of Innocence
                  The good child has a natural openness & calm way of seeing the world

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 6 -   The Fight Is another Dimension of Innocence
                  The first battle appears: To hold to the ideal or fit in the world

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 7 -   Innocence Reaches its Plentitude as One Matures
                  True innocence is sagacious and astute

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 8 -   Innocence in Centuries Past
                  The Middle Ages conserved this spirit

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 9 -   Is It Possible to Recover Innocence?
                  The Restoration Prayer to Our Lady

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 10 -   Fulfilling Our Own Model Ideal
                  From the first innocence of childhod to old age

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 11 -   Sacral Contemplation, the Antidote to Secularism
                  Correct contemplation of the temporal order

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 12 -   Finding the Sacral in the Temporal Sphere
                  Understanding the distinction between sacral & sacred

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 13 -   A Well-Ordered Temporal Society Is a Symbol of God
                  The secular onslaught of modern society opposes its sacralization

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 14 -  Relativism Destroys the Opposition between Good & Evil
                  Evil is related to error & ugliness; it leads to Atheism

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 15 -   Admiring the Superior & the Inferior
                  Admiration is a window to reach the pinnacle of reality

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 16 -   We Assimilate What We Admire
                  At the end of the path of admiration is God Himself

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 17 -   The Link between Reality & the Symbol
                  The bridge between the visible & the invisible is the symbol

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 18 -   The Search for the Profound Meaning of Things
                  The symbolic meaning leads us upward to God

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 19 -   The Symbolic Character of All Aspects of Reality
                  To be open to symbols is a condition for spiritual progress

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 20 -   Nausea of Normalcy & Thirst for the Absolute
                  Seeking the absolute in all things natural & supernatural

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 21 -   Different Ways to Seek the Absolute
                  By removing oneself from creatures or by contemplating them

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 22 -   False Absolutes that Lead Man Astray
                  Man wrongly seeks the absolute in satisfying his vices

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 23 -   Awakening the 'Roar' of the Absolutes in Man
                  The broken modern man needs to re-discover the absolutes

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 24 -   The 'Fourth Way' of St. Thomas Wakens the Thirst for God
                  Men ascend by degrees in the contemplation of God

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 25 -   The Pyramid of Archetypes that Lead to God
                  'I want more' - a continuous movement of a Catholic soul

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 26 -   The Essential Role of Archetypes
                  How higher persons set the tone for a Catholic society

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 27 -    Catholics Should Make Exercises of Transcendence
                  Seeking in everyday things the infinite perfections of God

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 28 -   An Exercise of Transcendence: The Castle of La Mota
                  Three steps we can take to reach the Absolute

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 29 -   Transparency & Transcendence: Nuances & Distinctions
                  Seeing the deepest meaning in persons & things around us

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 30 -   Certain Aspects of Reality Are Best Expressed by Art
                  Even photos can transcend reality & express profundities

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 31 -   The Splendors of Mystery
                  The sublimities of mystery lead to the contemplation of God

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 32 -   A God without Mysteries Would Not be God
                  They make us feel our nothingness before God

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 33 -   The Harmonious Symphony of the World of the Possibles
                  Imagining things that do not exist but could exist

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 34 -   The World of the Possibles
                  When the Messiah became a possible for Our Lady

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 35 -   A Transcendent Vision of Reality: The Transphere
                  Imagining the cone of Mount Fujiyama

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 36 -   Mythical Men of the Transphere
                  Three persons who transcended reality & became myths

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 37 -   Man Must be Open to the Splendors of the Transphere
                  The eminent actions of men resonate in the transphere

catholicThirst for Souls

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   Presuppositions to Understand the Thirst for Souls
                  Three possible positions to take toward others

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   Different Types of Egoism & Sociability
                  The interested man & the Calvinist

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   Types of Romantic Affection
                  Reflected differently in the German and Latino spirits

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 4 -   Disordered & Ordered Way of Contemplating Nature
                  One leads to self-adoration, the other to admiration of the Creator

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 5 -   Contemplation of a Spiritual Nature
                  One human soul is worth more than all material things

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 6 -   The Beauty of a Spiritual Soul
                  How souls are only things of true value in this world

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 7 -   The Thirst for Souls Is the Key of the Apostolate
                  Helping souls to fulfill their resemblance of God

catholicThe Vocation of Lay Celibacy

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   The Answer for a Broken World
                  The restoration of the Church & Christendom relies on lay celibacy

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   Virginity, the Angels & Our Lady
                  The greatest weapon of Our Lady against the Devil is virginity

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   Virginity, Original Sin & Marriage
                  In Paradise virginity was a greater adornment than the crown of kings

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 4 -   Calvin: The Celibate Vocation Is 'Intolerable'
                  The hatred against lay celibacy is common among Protestants

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 5 - Objections:  St. John Chrysostom Is Wrong on Marriage
                 His opinion was confirmed in the way the Word of God became flesh

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 6 - Objections:  Conception through the Word Is Not Catholic
                 Christ generates His children through the word in the Sacraments

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 7 - Objections:  Conception thorough the Word Is against Natural Law
                 The pollination of plants is effected without sexual contact

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 8 - Objections:  The Marital Act Has Nothing Impure in It
                A sentiment of dishonor and shame is linked to it

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 9 -  Historical Precedents for Lay Celibacy
                 Saints who chose to be single & fight for the Church

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 10 -  Models of Lay Celibacy in History
                   Saints who prove the single state is not due to 'failed circumstances'

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 11 -  St. Rose of Lima: Lay Celibate by the Wish of Our Lady
                   Her virtue practiced at home inspires Lima and all of Peru

catholicThe Personality of St. Therese of Lisieux

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   St .Therese’s Photograph: First Impressions
                  Purity, baptismal innocence & an internal reflective order

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   Her Gaze and Her Contemplative Soul
                  Her gaze hovers in a sphere much more superior than normal thoughts

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   Childhood: The Principal Stage of Her Life
                  How would we react to this extraordinary soul?

catholicTrio of Counter-Revolutionary Virtues

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   Spain’s Fervor in the Civil War & Its Decadence
                  The short life of the zeal rekindled by the Spanish Civil War

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   The Lack of Vigilance and the Role of 'White Heresy'
                  The trio of counter-revolutionary virtues must be applied to oneself first

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   Applying Mistrust, Vigilance and Pugnacity toward Others
                  The Reign of Mary will be short-lived without vigilance

catholic Gaining the Kingdom of Heaven through True Charity
Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

catholic Souls Gentle without Weakness & Strong without Brutality
Analyzing the physiognomies of a great Abbot and strong Bishop

catholic The Government of the Good Shepherd
Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Easter

catholic Characteristics of a Man of Faith
Sermon for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost

catholic Audacity of Heresy & Chivalrous Humility
Sermon for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost

catholic Is the Guardian Angel Less Intelligent than the Devil?
A romantic art depicts the good angel as soft, insipid & unintelligent spirits

catholicThe Heroism of Our Lord in the Garden of Gethsemane
A model of Catholic heroism that perseveres to the end

catholicThe Crusader Spirit

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   True Love Is Proved by Dedication & Combativity
                  The Crusader spirit every man is called to have

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   Today the Sepulcher of Christ Is the Catholic Church
                  The obligation to fight error in the Church

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   The Crusader's Defense of Orthodoxy
                  Entering the arena with a combative spirit

catholicThe Beauty of Suffering
Last thoughts of Lyle J. Arnold shortly before his death

catholicThree Souls, One Page
The confidence in Our Lady we need for the fight

catholic The Chastity of Malchus - Part 1
St. Jerome reports his early life as a son, a monk and a slave

catholicThe Chastity of Malchus - Part 2
Malchus escapes from slavery and the persecution of his master

catholic An Unknown Prophecy of St. Therese
She foresees the errors of a materialist science

catholic Be Wise as Serpents and Simple as Doves
The animal world has lessons for man

catholicThis Is a Pre-Life
Forming a character worthy of eternal happiness

catholic‘Everything Is Reflected in the Eyes’
Analyzing the gazes of Dom Gueranger and St. Philip Neri

catholicIs Holiness Sentimental Softness or Strength of Soul?
Two different ways of presenting St. Therese of the Child Jesus

catholicCourage and Dedication
Analysis of two quotes by Machiavelli

catholicThe Unparalleled Virtues of the Mother of God
Her virtues surpasse that of the ensemble of saints

catholicLiving the Spirit of Reparation
Without fighting the enemies of the Church our reparation is incomplete

catholicMonsieur Louis Martin, His Humiliation and Suffering
"The greatest trial that can fall upon a man"

catholicLast Years of Monsieur Louis Martin
Celine writes to Carmel: "Our Papa is in Heaven"

catholicAlphonse Ratisbonne’s Conversion - Part 1
The account of Baron Theodore de Bussieres, who witnessed it

catholicAlphonse Ratisbonne’s Conversion - Part 2
The afermath of the apparition and its effect on his soul

catholicHow to Guard Holy Purity
Cardinal Bacci's guidelines for the fight against impurity

catholicGod’s Justice and Judas - Part 1
Commentary on "Judas, Will you betray the Son of Man with a Kiss?"

catholicGod’s Justice and Judas - Part 2
Finding the balance between justice and mercy

catholicWisdom: the Queen of Virtues
Wisdom inspires man to discern the ensemble of creation

catholicSeries on Purity

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   First Principles on Purity
                  Sins against the 6th & 9th Commandments; why they are forbidden

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   Divorce, Free Love & Damaged Children
                  Disastrous results on the number of children and their formation

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   Prejudices against Chastity and Virginity
                  Complacence for the adulterous man and rigor for the "old maid"

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 4 -   Why Impurity Leads to a Materialist Spirit
                  The lowest of the senses, the sense of touch, is most dominant

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 5 -   The Material Man vs. the Spiritual Man
                  The practice of purity forms a man acquainted with superior thoughts

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 6 -   The Strength, Glory & Fecundity of Chastity
                   A chaste soul irradiates harmony, becoming an element of civilization

catholicThe Military Virtues Every Catholic Must Have
The enthusiasm for the fight members of the Militant Church should have

catholicSt. Cyricus and St. Julitta, Models of Catholic Heroism
The non-sentimental joy of the mother when her son preceded her in martyrdom

catholicNobility and Accessibility: Keys of the Catholic Charity
Princess Mathilde of Belgium gives us a charming example

catholicSt. Philippine Duchesne: Failures Became Her Success
Her life and difficult apostolate in America

catholicThe Lesson of Lourdes on Suffering
The many miracles there encourage us to accept physical and spiritual afflictions

catholicThe Self-Mastery of St. Therese of the Child Jesus
How she controlled her temperament and bad tendencies to achieve santicty

catholicPerseverance in Prayer
Thirty-nine years of prayer are crowned with the graces requested

catholicSuffering and Resignation
The testimony of a mother who lost her child

catholicThe Grace of Contrition and the Reign of Mary
We need to repent from our revoluionary sins in order to rebuild Christendom

catholicThe Sniper and the Novissima
Meditating on the last things prepares us to die at any moment

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