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Be Always Beginning

Cardinal Manning, former archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster, England, encourages perseverance on our spiritual journey through life: “Be always beginning,” he urges. “Never think that you can relax, or that you have attained the end. St. Francis … Continue reading

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Contrition

Padre Quadrupani discusses contrition: what it is and what it is not. He writes: “Contrition is essentially an act of the will by which we detest our past sins and resolve not to commit them in future. Hence sighs, tears, … Continue reading

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Love, Not Envy

St. Antony of Padua speaks of the danger of the vice of envy: “Envy is a very fatal evil; when it has possession of a soul it troubles it, blinds it, and carries it into all kinds of excesses. Self-love … Continue reading

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Holy Fear of God Inspires Confidence

Father Frassinetti states: “The holy fear of God ought to inspire great confidence. . . . He inspires in us the feeling of His holy fear that we may avoid sin, that we may repent when we have sinned, that … Continue reading

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The Fourth Effect of Sins of Omission

Cardinal Manning mentions that a fourth effect of sins of omission is despondency. “A consciousness of sin has the effect of depressing the soul, and, unless it soften it, of making it to doubt its own salvation; for where the … Continue reading

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The Third Effect of Sins of Omission

Cardinal Manning notes that slothfulness gives rise to “a certain animosity against those who love God. Just as the soul turns away from God, in that proportion it has an animosity against those who continue to persevere in the love … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Fraternal Charity – Part 3 of 4

Father Valuy insists: “We must pardon and do good for evil, as God has pardoned us and rendered good for evil in Jesus Christ. . . . Charity gives no occasion to others to suffer, but suffers all patiently.” “Charity … Continue reading

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