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November 19, 2018

St. Thomas More

More once challenged his brilliant 17 year old daughter to a writing competition. The topic was the Four Last Things: (1) Death (2) Judgment (3) Heaven (4) Hell. The year was 1522 and he was a private counselor for King Henry VIII. This was 12 years prio...

November 2, 2018

All Souls' was 11/2/18. St. Aelred Catholic Community went to a Latin Novus Ordo, fasted, said The Office of the Dead at a local cemetary they cleaned up, and prayed Newman's prayer for the Faithful Departed from his...

October 31, 2018

All Hallow's Eve is the evening of October 31st. All Saints is November 1st. It commemorates all those who have died before us, ran the race successfully, and enjoy a vision of God before the General Resurrection. It also goes by Hallowmas or All Hallows'. It's Vigil w...

October 30, 2018

Mr. Gregory Tipton, former Episcopal priest and Administrative Contact for St. Aelred Catholic Community, will be ordained on November 6th, 2018. Pray for him!

August 7, 2018

The recent change to The Catechism of The Catholic Churchhas sparked news reports and questions from folks everywhere, "How can the teaching on the death penalty change?" The first thing to do is to read the original text carefully. Paragraph #2267:

2267 Assuming that t...

July 26, 2018

Half of Americans report loneliness of some sort. The research varies but roughly 40-50% of adults claim to be lonely, +50% claim no one really knows them, and our young adults 18-22 claim the highest rates of loneliness. Various reports show people, married or single,...

June 20, 2018

St. Alban is the Protomartyr and Apostle to The English. You'll recall last week's article spoke of "Apostles" of differing sorts, Alban is like Boniface, sent to a specific set of Gentiles. You don't have to be English for this saint to matter for you, you simply have...

February 15, 2018

There is a hymn from the 1940 Hymnal whose lyrics capture the Scriptural precedence for fasting quite well. At the end of the lyrics I'll give an exposition on some of the lines and how what we sing actually shapes what we believe. Some of us at St. Aelred like to sing...

February 7, 2018

Plato, Seneca, & Aristotle: Forerunners to Christian Virtue depicted in a 14th c. Book of Hours.

Last week we looked at how The Catholic Tradition looks at virtue according to The Catechism. But what sort of developments got us to that point?

The Israelites & Virtue


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