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An eager or vehement desire. Latin ” concupiscere”=to long for (something) < “con”=intensifer + “cupere”=to desire.


Fifty Shades of Overreaction

My news feed (yes, I have one) tells me that Fifty Shades of Grey is about to make a historic splash at the box office. I have every expectation of this… 946 more words

Philosophy And Public Life

A Season of Penance and Ascetical Warfare

St. Agatha

In this timely Catholic Gentleman post, Sam Guzman offers encouragement and seven well thought out suggestions for having a spiritually efficacious Lent.

It’s not just for fundamentalists any more.   65 more words

Month Of The Blessed Trinity

Engaging the Gospel - Matthew 21:28-32

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Gospel – Matthew 21:28-32

Sunday’s Gospel, featuring the parable of the two sons, reveals that we all stand in need of continual conversion. 216 more words


Taking Up the Cross.

Taking Up the Cross.


My God, I firmly believe that Thou art here present. I acknowledge that on account of my many sins I am utterly unworthy to appear before Thy sacred countenance. 1,398 more words

Imitation Of Christ

Romans 1:18 – The Wrath of God

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

Romans 1:18 begins Paul’s epic expounding of the Gospel, and it starts with the wrath of God against our sin. 1,227 more words



Blessing every blade of the quadrangle’s green,
every echoed footfall against cloister stone—
worn smooth by repercussion of the known,
habitual hours, ritual callings to convene— 123 more words