St. John Henry Newman - The Work of the Christian
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1M ago
"It cannot be said, then, because we have not to bear the burden and the heat of the day, that therefore we have returned to paradise. It is not that our work is lighter, but our strength is greater." This sermon from Newman's Anglican period was originally preached on Septuagesima Sunday. In it, Newman addresses the misconception that grace exempts Christians from work, and he exhorts Christians to embrace their calling to work diligently for the glory of God. Links The Work of the Christian full text: https://newmanreader.org/works/subjects/sermon1.html SUBSCRIBE to Catholic Cultur ..read more
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The Shepherd of Hermas | Pt. 3 (Parables 1-8)
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by James T. Majewski, CatholicCulture.org
1M ago
“These mandates are advantageous for those who intend to repent. For, if they do not walk in them, their repentance is worthless. You who repent must cast off the wickedness of this world which wears you down; if you put on every excellence of justice, you can observe these mandates and keep from committing any additional sins.” The Shepherd of Hermas is an apocryphal text written in Rome in the 2nd century. It belongs to the category of "apocalyptic" literature, as it relates a series of revelations given to its titular character, Hermas, who may or may not also have been the work's author. T ..read more
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The Shepherd of Hermas | Pt. 2 (Mandates)
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by James T. Majewski, CatholicCulture.org
2M ago
“Put the Lord in your hearts, then, you who are empty and fickle in the faith. You will then know that nothing is easier, sweeter, or more gentle than these mandates. Be converted, you who walk in the commandments of the Devil, commandments that are hard, bitter, cruel, and foul. And do not fear the Devil either, because he has no power against you. I, the Angel of Repentance, who have overcome the Devil, am on your side.” The Shepherd of Hermas is an apocryphal text written in Rome in the 2nd century. It belongs to the category of "apocalyptic" literature, as it relates a series of revelation ..read more
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The Shepherd of Hermas | Pt. 1 (Visions)
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by James T. Majewski, CatholicCulture.org
2M ago
“So I wrote the commands and parables as he bade me. If you hear them and keep them, and walk in them, and fulfill them in a pure heart, you will receive from the Lord what He promised you. But if you hear them and do not repent, or even add to your sins, you will receive the contrary from the Lord.” The Shepherd of Hermas is an apocryphal text written in Rome in the 2nd century. It belongs to the category of "apocalyptic" literature, as it relates a series of revelations given to its titular character, Hermas, who may or may not also have been the work's author. The Shepherd of Hermas was wid ..read more
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St. Francis de Sales - Introduction to the Devout Life | Pt. 5 & Conclusion
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by James T. Majewski, CatholicCulture.org
3M ago
“Consider the love with which our dear Lord Jesus Christ bore so much in this world, especially in the Garden of Olives and on Mount Calvary; that love bore you in mind, and through all those pains and toils he obtained your good resolutions for you, as also all that is necessary to maintain, foster, strengthen and consummate those resolutions. "How precious must the resolutions be that are the fruits of our Lord’s Passion! And how dear to my heart, since they were dear to that of Jesus! Savior of my soul, You died to win them for me; grant me grace sooner to die than forget them. "Be sure, my ..read more
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St. Basil the Great - On the Right Use of Greek Literature
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by James T. Majewski, CatholicCulture.org
3M ago
"... it is incumbent upon us, for the present, to trace, as it were, the silhouette of virtue in the pagan authors. For those who carefully gather the useful from each book are wont, like mighty rivers, to gain accessions on every hand." Drawing from his deep understanding of both classical Greek literature and Sacred Scripture, St. Basil the Great—a towering figure of the early Church—advocates for the proper integration of the literary treasures of ancient Greece within the broader formation of young Christian men. Basil challenges those whom he addresses to discern the morally enriching ele ..read more
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St. Francis de Sales - Introduction to the Devout Life | Pt. 4
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by James T. Majewski, CatholicCulture.org
4M ago
"If anyone strives to be delivered from his troubles out of love of God, he will strive patiently, gently, humbly and calmly, looking for deliverance rather to God's goodness and providence than to his own industry or efforts; but if self-love is the prevailing object, he will grow hot and eager in seeking relief, as though all depended more upon himself than upon God." Part 3 (00:45) Chapter 1—We Must Not Trifle with the Words of Worldly Wisdom (06:16) Chapter 2—The Need of Good Courage (08:56) Chapter 3—Temptations and the Difference Between Experiencing Them and Consenting to Them (14 ..read more
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St. John Henry Newman - The Idea of a University | Duties of the Church towards Knowledge
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by James T. Majewski, CatholicCulture.org
4M ago
"If the Catholic Faith is true, a University cannot exist externally to the Catholic pale, for it cannot teach Universal Knowledge if it does not teach Catholic theology. This is certain; but still, though it had ever so many theological Chairs, that would not suffice to make it a Catholic University... a direct and active jurisdiction of the Church over it and in it is necessary, lest it should become the rival of the Church with the community at large in those theological matters which to the Church are exclusively committed." In 1854, Newman was invited to Dublin by the Catholic Bishops of ..read more
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St. John Henry Newman - The Idea of a University | Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Religion
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by James T. Majewski, CatholicCulture.org
5M ago
"True Religion is slow in growth, and, when once planted, is difficult of dislodgement; but its intellectual counterfeit has no root in itself: it springs up suddenly, it suddenly withers. It appeals to what is in nature, and it falls under the dominion of the old Adam. Then, like dethroned princes, it keeps up a state and majesty, when it has lost the real power. Deformity is its abhorrence; accordingly, since it cannot dissuade men from vice, therefore in order to escape the sight of its deformity, it embellishes it." In 1854, Newman was invited to Dublin by the Catholic Bishops of Ireland t ..read more
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St. Francis de Sales - Introduction to the Devout Life | Pt. 3 (Ch.23-35)
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by James T. Majewski, CatholicCulture.org
6M ago
"Great occasions for serving God come seldom, but little ones surround us daily... If you do all in God's name, all you do will be well done." Part 3 (00:38) Chapter 23—The Practice of Bodily Mortification (11:15) Chapter 24—Society and Solitude (16:40) Chapter 25—Modesty in Dress (20:36) Chapter 26—Conversation: First, How to Speak of God (23:08) Chapter 27—Unseemly Words and the Respect Due to Others (27:34) Chapter 28—Hasty Judgments (37:44) Chapter 29—Slander (48:46) Chapter 30—Further Counsels as to Conversation (52:43) Chapter 31—Amusements and Recreations: What Are Allowable (55:15) Cha ..read more
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