Archive | January, 2019

Thomas Aquinas, excellence, virtue, habit, michael sherwin

Reclaiming the Excellence of Virtue

In contemporary parlance, the term habit has come to mean a psychological groove that diminishes freedom and restricts a person to stereotypical forms of behavior. Whether this refers to speaking with a heavy regional accent or to drinking coffee each morning or even to smoking a cigarette after every meal,

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The Adoration of the Magi

The Adoration of the Magi was begun by Blessed Fra Angelico, a Dominican friar, and later completed by Fra Filippo Lippi. T seems that the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child (painted with particular delicacy and tenderness)

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Scott Hahn in Key Biscayne, FL

February 1–2, 2019 Don’t miss Dr. Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center in Key Biscayne, FL, at St. Hugh Catholic Church and St. Agnes Catholic Church on February 1 and 2, 2019, for powerful presentations on the riches of our Catholic faith. Best-selling author and renowned biblical scholar Scott Hahn will go deeper into

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theotokos, Mary, Solemnity of Mary

The Burning Bush: Theotókos in the Old Testament

Today the Catholic Church celebrates Mary as “the Mother of God.” Christians have invoked Mary in this way since at least the time of Origen of Alexandria in the early third century. She was officially honored as the Mother of God in 431 at the Council of Ephesus, which ratified the tradition of calling her

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