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Suicide and Martyrdom

Some today admit the possibility that suicide can be a form of martyrdom. The Church, however, has always taught that suicide is wrong, and yet honors those who are martyred for professing the faith. In the following excerpt from his … 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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Seeing the Value of Divine Things

Father Benson states: “The second step of the Illuminative Way—corresponding to that of the Purgative—consists in light being gained from God as to the reality of interior things—for instance, the truths of religion.” “For example: A soul in the elementary … Continue reading

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Unrelenting Temptations

Cardinal Manning states: “Temptation is inevitable. Until we have put off our mortality, until corruption is turned into incorruption, we shall be assailed by temptation. To be tempted is simply to be man.” “We carry our temptations about us. We … Continue reading

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Be Not Anxious

Christ said: “Be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat; nor for your body, what you shall put on. . . . Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they labour not, neither do they spin. … Continue reading

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The Night of Faith; The Light of Faith

“If by grace we partake of the nature of God, we must also partake of the knowledge proper to the Divine Nature. We must, as the Apostle says, know God in the same manner as we are known. Only when … Continue reading

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