Virtue

That You May Bear Much Fruit

By |2018-06-01T15:17:06+00:00June 1st, 2018|

Most everyone knows what it means to bear fruit in the natural sense of bringing children into the world, or in the financial sense of making an investment profitable. But what does it really mean to bear fruit for the Kingdom? During the Easter Season, the Church’s liturgy drew a great deal of wisdom from [...]

Wonder Woman: Anti-Feminist Superhero

By |2017-06-20T22:28:12+00:00June 20th, 2017|

  Please. No one tell Betty Friedan that a Greek goddess just smashed her feminist mystique. The Greek goddess in question is Diana, Princess of Themyscira, Daughter of Hyppolita, otherwise known as Wonder Woman. Technically Diana is a demigoddess, but this article isn’t about technicalities, it’s about a marvelous story that turns modern feminist doctrine [...]

Jesus, Example of Virtue

By |2015-10-06T23:11:07+00:00October 6th, 2015|

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR Plant deep within us, Lord, all the virtues, that we might be devout in divine matters, discerning in human affairs, and burdensome to no one in fulfilling our own bodily needs. (Prayer To Acquire The Virtues, St. Thomas Aquinas, 1225-1274.) When we call Jesus, the “Example of Virtue” we mean [...]

Darth Vader and the Golden Rule

By |2015-01-24T00:49:32+00:00January 24th, 2015|

Thanks to the Star Wars phenomenon that swept the world in the seventies, Darth Vader is arguably the world’s most recognizable villain. He symbolizes everything we fear about scoundrels: he’s warped, he’s cruel, he speaks in a breathy, creepy bass voice, and he’s relentlessly evil. Not the kind of guy you want to meet in [...]

Surrounded by This Cloud of Witnesses

By |2014-11-15T00:02:40+00:00November 15th, 2014|

The month of November begins with a blaze of spiritual light: the Solemnity of All Saints. This feast day highlights the perpetual beauty of literally the most fascinating people in history: the men, women, and children that we call “saints”, a name which derives from the word “sanctified”, that is, purified. Everyone in the life [...]