Inner Peace

How do we hold onto our sense of internal peace when we feel that our world is being turned upside down, shaking our core beliefs

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causality

On Being and Becoming Human

Human experimentation is being widely conducted today both in the narrow, scientific sense, such as in the CRISPR gene editing program, and in the broader,

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Misery Versus Poverty

I heard a nurse speak about her missionary work in Africa. She worked in several former Portuguese colonies, such as Cape Verde, and was telling

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The Habit of Virtue

For twenty years of my life – from age seventeen to thirty-seven – I struggled with an addiction to nicotine. It was an on-again, off-again

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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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Virtue and Temperament

Aristotle, who was continually interested in biological aspects of human behavior, made a distinction between “natural virtue” and “acquired virtue.” Natural virtue is related to

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darkness

Inside the Faces of Pride

Pride is something most of us understand to a certain extent.  Or, at the very least, we think we know what it looks like when

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