pope, john paul ii

The I’d Rather Syndrome

As the alarm goes off on Monday morning, the first thought in my head is “I’d rather sleep some more.” This week I’ve really struggled

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Dating Outside the Church

I would never date outside the Church at this point in my life, although I know good people exist outside the Church. Some of the

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The Cross of Absences

We just celebrated the exaltation of the cross. It is good to remember that much of our lives on this earth is about the cross.

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Modern Stoicism: A Critique

Realization of a Trend A few years ago, I first became cognizant of the widespread appeal of stoicism in modern culture at a family reunion.

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The Virtues of the Magi

The prominent virtues of the Magi are piety and wisdom (in recognizing Christ as universal king and the light of the world), faith, fortitude, hope

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What is True Freedom?

The eternal recurrence In The Gay Science and other works, Nietzsche presents his idea of the eternal recurrence. The demon in Nietzsche’s work poses this

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Acceptance and Anxiety

I have inherited a high level of anxiety and perfectionism which makes peace difficult to attain in my life. When I was a teenager newly

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The Case for Chastity

A Love-Hate Relationship with Sexual Freedom Our culture has a love-hate relationship with the ideas of sexual liberation that spewed out of the sixties and

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