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But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall render an account for it in the day of judgment (Mat 12:36).
Brace yourself for stereotypes. Intentional? Maybe.
My first visit to Italy took place in the 1970’s and was a “school trip”. As the itinerary included Naples the girls were warned of the dangers of bag-snatchers and bottom-pinchers, the prospect of which some found mildly exciting. 413 more words
St. Peter Damian was born in 988, and lost both parents at an early age. His eldest brother, in whose hands he was left, treated him so cruelly that a younger brother, a priest, moved by his piteous state, sent him to the university of Parma, where he acquired great distinction. 198 more words
Father Pegues continues his exposition of the virtue of temperance by discussing two species of temperance: chastity and virginity.
The virtue of chastity is “that perfection of the sensitive appetite which makes man master of all the impulses that bear him towards the things of marriage.” A special form of chastity is the virtue of virginity, which is “the firm and absolute purpose, made holy by a vow, of renouncing for ever the pleasures of marriage.” 413 more words