Tag Archives: Sociability

Pride Among Us

Archbishop William Ullathorne enumerates a few ways in which pride gives rise to various social maladies: “Pride makes a man envious and jealous, peevish and passionate, contentious and disputatious. Easily provoked, he is hard to reconcile, especially when his self-esteem … Continue reading

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Diffusing Anger

In his book Christian Patience, Archbishop Ullathorne discusses the nature of anger. He writes: “Anger is not a movement of power, but a weak affection of nature destructive of power, although the angry man mistakes it for power, and at … Continue reading

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Piety Facilitating Sociability

Padre Quadrupani says: “Generally speaking, it is wrong for those whom God does not call to abandon the world, to seclude themselves entirely and to shun all society suited to their position in life. God, who is the source of … Continue reading

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Uncharitable Conversations

St. Paul writes: “Contend not in words, for it is to no profit, but to the subversion of the hearers.” (2 Tm 2:14) Concerning this perennial bane of social interaction, Padre Quadrupani remarks: “Disputes, sarcasm, bitter language, and intolerance for … Continue reading

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Conversation

Jesus said: “Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may give light to all who are in a house. Let your light so shine before men that they may … Continue reading

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Prudence

St. Francis of Assisi cautions against worldly prudence: “We must not be wise or prudent according to the flesh, but simple, humble, and pure.” St. Catherine of Bologna observes: “No one ever yet relied upon his own prudence without, by … Continue reading

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