Mao Tse Tung and Mother Teresa: a lesson in charity

Jun 27 Mao Tse Tung and Mother Teresa: a lesson in charity

“When once a chairman of a multinational company came to see me, to offer me a property in Bombay, he first asked: ‘Mother, how do you manage your budget?” I asked him who had sent him here. He replied: ‘I felt an urge inside me.’ I said: other people like you come to see me and say the same. It was clear God sent you, Mr. A, as He sends Mr. X, Mrs. Y, Miss Z, and they provide...

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Mistaking Faithfulness for Stubborness

Jun 26 Mistaking Faithfulness for Stubborness

People who do not know me or my faith have called me stubborn numerous times because I’m convinced that the Catholic Church is the one, true faith and I am not open to other’s ideas on how the faith should be changed. Friends and even family try to convince me that I need to be more “open-minded.” They tell me over and over, “You can be a Catholic but not agree with...

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Manhood: A Natural Remedy for Tolerance, Niceness, and Self-Esteem

Apr 26 Manhood: A Natural Remedy for Tolerance, Niceness, and Self-Esteem

What are the most important virtues to acquire in life? Perusing children’s television programming gives the impression that in the top tier are tolerance, niceness, and self-esteem.

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Super Mario, Cookware and the Insatiable Thirst for Knowledge

Apr 18 Super Mario, Cookware and the Insatiable Thirst for Knowledge

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness… -Genesis 1:26 Many children hear this verse or the phrase, “We are made in the image and likeness of God” and immediately wonder how every person can actually look like God.  It isn’t so much about the physical features of a person that exist as the image of God as much as it is our very...

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The Distinction Between Welfare and Charity

Mar 31 The Distinction Between Welfare and Charity

When I was a sweet, naïve freshman in college, I was inspired by a “liberal”, philosophy, namely, that if we all paid higher taxes, then fewer people would be poor. It seemed like such an easy and straightforward way to help so many people out, who could possibly be against that? Slowly I began to realize that this philosophy was too easy. I knew lots of faithful Republicans whom I knew for...

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