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Beauty So Ancient

Aug 30, 2019

A listener messaged me to ask "when does overeating become gluttony"?

It's a good question as gluttony is such a common sin.

St Thomas Aquinas says, "Gluttony denotes, not any desire of eating and drinking, but an inordinate desire . . . leaving the order of reason, wherein the good of moral virtue consists." 

When is...

Aug 30, 2019

We are called to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. "In the evening of life, we shall be judged by love alone", says St John of the Cross. But does love of neighbor mean open borders?

The illegal immigration issue is a difficult one. Today we take a look at the viewpoints of those who support illegal...

Aug 28, 2019

We're very good at pointing out envy in others. After all, "haters gonna hate", as the slang phrase goes. But are we good at identifying envy in ourselves? Do we focus on overcoming envy?



  • The difference between jealousy and envy.
  • How grave a sin is envy?
  • What do the Church fathers say about envy?
  • How...

Aug 27, 2019

There are a lot of Christians with anger management problem. But did you know that one way to deal with an anger problem is by moderating your anger by moderating your love?

How does that work you wonder? Love seems to be on the opposite spectrum of anger, and what sometimes accompanies it - hate.

If we learn to...

Aug 26, 2019

Whenever we speak of intimidating men on dates, a very popular trope is, "If he's intimidated by me, that's his problem. I need a strong man who can 'handle' " me.

How is it then that some women intimidate men and some don't? And if a woman complains about men being intimidated by her on the one hand, why would she then...