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Daily Quote — from St. Antony of the Desert, Abbot

"The Temptation of St. Anthony" - by Lucas van Leyden (detail; click for full image)

“The devil is afraid of us when we pray and make sacrifices. He is also afraid when we are humble and good. He is especially afraid when we love Jesus very much. He runs away when we make the Sign of the Cross.” (St. Antony of the Desert, Abbot) The Memorial of St. Antony, Abbot (251-356) is January 17 Please […]

The Root of All Evil?

Photography © by Andy Coan

In his space trilogy, C.S. Lewis called him “the Bent one.”  That is really an apt name for the one the Bible is calls “Satan” or “the Accuser.”  The perverse choice he made to serve himself rather than his Creator warped his nature, and ever since his delight has been twisting anything he can get his hands on. Take sexual […]

Are Modern Laws Making Us Less Free?

"Creation of Adam" (detail) by Michelangelo

Before we understand the purpose of our law, we should ask, “What does it mean to be free?” Is it simply the ability to choose whatever we want to do even if what we want is not morally sound? St. John Paul II would say that such permissiveness would actually destroy our freedom because sin actually enslaves us. It is […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Pio of Pietrelcina

St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Priest

“Stop entertaining those vain fears. Remember it is not feeling which constitutes guilt but the consent to such feelings. Only the free will is capable of good or evil. But when the will sighs under the trial of the tempter and does not will what is presented to it, there is not only no fault but there is virtue.” (St. […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Antony of the Desert, Abbot

"The Temptation of St. Anthony" - by Lucas van Leyden (detail; click for full image)

“The devil is afraid of us when we pray and make sacrifices. He is also afraid when we are humble and good. He is especially afraid when we love Jesus very much. He runs away when we make the Sign of the Cross.” (St. Antony of the Desert, Abbot) January 17 is the Memorial of St. Antony, Abbot (251 — […]

On Slaying Dragons And Other Noble Pursuits

St. Michael the Archangel

A Lesson In Motivating My Boy Child To Choose The Good In the three minutes we had been sitting in our church pew, Christopher, my five-year old, had managed the following: He “accidentally” tore several pages of the green Gather hymnal, He took off his brown leather school shoes and tossed them under the pew (revealing large holes in the […]

Daily Catholic Quote from James Nolan

James Nolan

“Engagement describes an attitude, a commitment, as well as the day-to-day activities of a calling or profession. The good that we can do at work and at home for family, individuals and for society is far too important to ignore. We are called to collaborate in God’s creative and redemptive work, called to use our skills and talents for the […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Anthony of the Desert, Abbot

St. Anthony, Abbot

“The devil is afraid of us when we pray and make sacrifices. He is also afraid when we are humble and good. He is especially afraid when we love Jesus very much. He runs away when we make the Sign of the Cross.” (St. Anthony of the Desert, Abbot) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Dr. Peter Kreeft

"St. Michael the Archangel"

“The streets are not safe. The schools are not safe. The society is not safe. Not safe physically and not safe morally. Parents today feel increasingly trapped and helpless. Control over their children’s lives and happiness seems to have passed into the hands of an educational elite whose philosophy of life is radically different from that of the parents and […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

St. Pio of Pietrelcina

“The sinner who is ashamed to do evil is closer to God than the upright man who is ashamed to do good.” (Saint Pio of Pietrelcina) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both the Share and the Recommend buttons below and […]