Category Archives: Catholicism

External Senses – Part 2 of 3

Continuing his discussion on bringing the five external senses under the control of reason, Father Geiermann addresses the sense of hearing. He writes: “If we do not wish to be imbued with false principles and desire to preserve our hearts … Continue reading

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External Senses – Part 1 of 3

Here the Redemptorist Father Peter Geiermann discusses the importance of bringing the five external senses under the control of reason. He writes: “By following their senses instead of regulating their conduct according to the word of God, our first parents … Continue reading

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In the Image and Likeness of God

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” (Gen 1:26) Origen (185-253), who lectured at the catechetical school in Alexandria, taught that man received the dignity of the image of God at his creation, but … Continue reading

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Why Did Christ Delay?

The second-century Christian author of the Epistle to Diognetus discusses why Christ did not come sooner than He did. In the following excerpts from Chapter Nine, he suggests that Christ appeared so late in history because God wished to allow … Continue reading

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What Is a Christian?

The following excerpts are from two chapters of the Epistle to Diognetus, an anonymous apology of the second century addressed to the high-ranking pagan Diognetus. The author of this epistle calls himself simply “Mathetes,” meaning in Greek “a disciple.” As … Continue reading

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Work and Play

St. Paul says, “If any man will not work, neither let him eat” (2 Thes 3:10). Father Geiermann discusses work and its necessary counterpart, recreation. Concerning work, he states: “A habit of industry is a disposition for work.” This habit … Continue reading

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Charity in the World

Father Geiermann discusses how we can put fraternal charity into practice during our earthly lives. He writes: “The Saviour gave His followers a practical rule of conduct when He said: ‘Be ye wise as serpents and simple as doves’ (Matt … Continue reading

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