Mary and the Virtue of Blind Obedience

Mary and the Virtue of Blind Obedience

St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort is most remembered for his devotion to Our Blessed Mother, Mary. So strong was his devotion that he turned it into a method that anyone can practice. This method is known as the “Way of Total Consecration to Mary.” The idea is...
What is Virtue?

What is Virtue?

Virtue has a precise meaning in the Catholic intellectual tradition. It derives from the Latin virtus, which means worth, merit, the particular excellence of character or ability, moral excellence, goodness. Virtue means strength or power, maximum potential. Virtue,...
The Cardinal Virtue of Prudence

The Cardinal Virtue of Prudence

“Prudence” is a word that seems to have lost its meaning. Upon hearing the word, one may think of the prude, the prudish woman, who is obsessed with the proper expectations of society and has an excessive “prudent modesty” characterized by a fearful attitude towards...
Person

Person

Society has made the definition of person ambiguous. We think we know a person when we see one. A man is a person. A woman is a person. A boy is a person, and so on. A technical definition used today is that a person is a being with self-awareness or a being with...
Truth

Truth

This is one of those words we use a lot without much thought to its meaning, such as when we say, “Tell me the truth!” or “The truth is, I don’t really like broccoli casserole.” Invoking “the truth” is meant as a powerful insistence on honesty and reality. But how do...