By Stacy Trasancos
Practicing prudence will improve our confidence in ourselves to make the right decision, even when life is hard, even when choices are not so clear, even when the stakes are high. We become confident because we learn to trust ourselves to keep trying until we get it right, and we have the tools to get there. Prudence allows us to no longer fear failure. Prudence places the possibility of success ever before us, until the very end when we fix our souls for all eternity, choosing good.
By Mikki Scibba
Prudence is a virtue that helps you think through things and act in ways that are right, good, and pleasing to God. God gives us free will so we can choose to do what is good. Prudence tells us what is good, when to do it, and how to do it. Prudence helps you to know and choose the right ways to reach a good end or goal. For example, getting an A on your next test is a good goal but cheating would be a bad way to get it. Instead, studying would be the right way to reach your goal of getting an A. Searching for, knowing, and doing God’s will requires prudence. There is no greater goal to have in life than to do what God wants you to do.
By Stacy Trasancos
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, as power, can describe machines. The maximum potential output from an engine, for example, is measured and given as mechanical horsepower (a comparison to the work that horses could do).
By Bishop Joseph Strickland • June 12, 2018
This Sunday, the Gospel according to St. Mark, chapter 4, presents us with two familiar images of the Kingdom of God...
By Bishop Joseph Strickland • June 6, 2018This Sunday’s passage from the Gospel according to Mark, chapter 3, is so rich with good news it is difficult to focus on just one element. As I reflect on the passage, I focus on the last verse. Jesus says, “Here are my mother and my brothers"...