12 Things to Know About Temptation: A Summary Temptation is an attraction, either from outside oneself or from within, to act contrary to right reason and the commandments of God (CCC 538). The capital sins: pride, greed, envy, anger, lust, gluttony, and sloth/laziness are at the root of all temptation. “Man is never wholly free… Read More


“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set out to remedying them. Every day begin the task anew.” -St. Francis de Sales If you’re anything like me, you have a love-hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. Oh, you like the… Read More


This post is part of a three part series. See parts one and two. Of all the duties of fatherhood, it is the munus regendi —the duty to shepherd, based on Christ’s role as King—that is most likely to offend modern sensibilities. The father has authority? The father is a king? Come on! That’s outdated chauvinistic patriarchy.… Read More


Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist, there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. —St. Augustine If you’ve read this blog for any time at all, you’ll know that I speak frequently about the importance of humility. The saints… Read More