The Purpose of Lent

The purpose of Lent POPE BENEDICT XVI What does it mean to become a Christian. The purpose of Lent is to keep alive in our consciousness and our life the fact that being a Christian can only take the form of becoming a Christian ever anew;  that it is not an event now over and done with…

The Light of Purity

Why the Light of Purity is Needed to See the Mystery of Sex DIETRICH VON HILDEBRAND Simplicity, sincerity and humility — and especially reverence — are essential to true purity. The pure man perceives the mystery of sex.  He perceives its depth, its seriousness, its intimacy — whether because, temperamentally awake to these qualities, he apprehends…

Receiving Jesus

Receiving Jesus and the One Who Sent Him DOROTHY DAY Always the glimpses of God came most when I was alone.  Objectors cannot say that it was fear of loneliness and solitude and pain that made me turn to him.  It was in those few years when I was alone and most happy that I…

Modesty

The importance of modesty . . . for MEN Before we walk down this minefield, let’s set the record straight: this is also a guyissue, not just one for the ladies (and I’m not referring here to men simply “guarding their eyes”). I for one was completely enslaved to the idolatry of my physique for many…