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Faith: What It Is and Is Not

First, what faith is not, in the words of Archbishop Ullathorne: “Faith, then, is not a product of human thought, although just thinking upon God and the soul will lead to faith. It is not the work of imagination or … Continue reading

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Faith: The Road to Knowledge

Archbishop Ullathorne demonstrates how even the human way to obtain knowledge requires a great deal of faith: “It begins with faith,” he writes, “and the greater part by far of everyone’s knowledge has no other ground than faith. Were a … Continue reading

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Light and Shadows

In his book Endowments of Man, Archbishop Ullathorne explains that God gives us just the right amount of knowledge to allow us to choose whether or not to believe: “All things in the creation have their lights and shadows. There … Continue reading

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Lights

The human person is composed of a body and a spirit, and each part perceives a different kind of light. Archbishop Ullathorne in his book Endowments of Man distinguishes between these two kinds of light. “We receive two kinds of … Continue reading

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Praise and Humility

Both Quadrupani and his favorite spiritual guide, St. Francis de Sales, offered practical, feasible spiritual advice. They knew of what substance we are made and made their recommendations accordingly. One such case is this: we have a natural tendency to … Continue reading

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Priests Are But Men

Father Benson remarks: “It is unnecessary to enlarge upon the very evident humanity of the Priest. No priest is mad enough to forget it even for an instant. Even if his personal complacency should blind him to his own defects, … Continue reading

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Piety Fortifies Faith

Father Guibert elaborates upon the vital role of piety. He writes: “It is, properly speaking, in the region of things supernatural that piety enlightens the mind. Beyond the vast field of Nature, the phenomena and laws of which have been … Continue reading

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