October 29th, 2023 | Season 3 | 14 mins 29 secs
30, a, charity, habit, ot, skill, virtue
We are born with the potential to love; but we are made for a deeply personal love! Love is not simply an emotion; but rather is a skill we can develop. Jesus challenges us to do that, and his Death and Resurrection make it possible!
January 21st, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 28 secs
cardinal, catholic, faith, prudence, virtue
What is Virtue? What is Prudence and Why Does it Matter?
November 9th, 2020 | Season 2 | 15 mins 26 secs
catholic, faith, mass, prudent, virtue
Everyone wants to be generous, but many times we fail to act generously. How do we decide how to be generous? We need prudence to be able to make decisions about the best way to be generous. Prudence is the virtue directed towards choosing the means towards happiness. But here’s the thing: for us as Christians, prudence must consider an eternal perspective. We are not made for merely natural flourishing, but eternity with heaven. In the end, all the material things will fall away. The material has a place, but it is not everything. In the end, the material things, even honor, prestige, and all the things we fear losing in this world will evaporate. The things will not matter in themselves but only how we used them or failed to use them in service to their more excellent end – charity towards God and our neighbor. In the twilight of our lives, says St. John of the Cross, we will be judged by our love
April 2nd, 2020 | 46 mins 17 secs
anger, charity, christ, defect, excess, excess and defect 2020, lent, pride, virtue, wrath
In this episode, first, we get angry at technology(!) and then talk about the vice of wrath...and how to distinguish it from righteous anger, as we had at technology.
March 26th, 2020 | 43 mins 26 secs
avarice, charity, christ, defect, excess, excess and defect 2020, lent, vice, virtue
Why we need virtue more than ever in this hour. How to overcome the vice of avarice - a disordered love of money.
March 19th, 2020 | 43 mins 14 secs
charity, defect, excess, freedom, lent, sloth, vice, virtue
We talk about how the vice of sloth resists the demands which having a loving relationship with God places upon us and how sticking to charity can eliminate it from our lives!
March 12th, 2020 | 34 mins 13 secs
charity, defect, excess, freedom, lent, vainglory, vice, virtue
What is glory? What kind of glory is vain? How can we become truly magnanimous - great-souled - instead of seeking honor?
March 5th, 2020 | 37 mins 21 secs
charity, defect, envy, excess, excess and defect 2020, freedom, gratitude, lent, vice, virtue
In this episode, we discuss the "diabolical" vice of envy. Envy is sorrow at another's good.
February 27th, 2020 | 34 mins 35 secs
charity, christ, defect, excess, excess and defect 2020, lent, pride, vice, virtue
In this first episode of our Lenten series on the vices we talk about virtue and vice in general, how Christ is the model of virtue, and how pride is the root of all the vices in our lives.
February 24th, 2020 | 17 mins 32 secs
conversion, flourishing, holiness, homily, perfection, saint, vice, virtue
God calls you and me to flourish with him supernaturally. He calls us to become like him and gives us the grace to make it happen. But he wants us to cooperate and respond to this grace in freedom. How will we respond to his gift of grace.