Category : Formation

Written on Sep, 16, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

A university that fails to turn out students who are virtuous has failed not only the student and society but also itself. Without virtues of diligence and honest but also piety and gratitude and hope, scholarly life is impossible. 

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Written on Aug, 28, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

…done right, or rather preached rightly, the Gospel even more so than “history rescues precious memories from the darkness into which they would otherwise disappear, forging a sense of continuity with the past” and more than in the past. Done right, or rather preached rightly, the Gospel and Holy Tradition connects us to God, to each other, and to the Kingdom that is to come.

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Written on Feb, 28, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

The Orthodox ascetical ethos does not know division and dualism; it does not reject life, but rather transforms it. The dualistic vision and denial of the world is not a Christian concept. Genuine asceticism is luminous and charitable

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Written on Feb, 06, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

I think APA Guidelines go wrong is that those who developed them seem not to even consider the positive qualities of the traditional view of masculinity. Besides reason gender ideology, I think they didn’t because psychology–as a discipline–tends to shy away from considering any tradition as helpful.

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Written on Feb, 04, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Did an interview recently with Brooke Taylor of Good Things Radio a Catholic podcast about “the good that life has to offer while going through the joys and challenges of parenthood, married life, cooking, pop culture, friendship.” Take a listen as Brooke and I talk about asceticism! In Christ, +Fr Gregory

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Written on Dec, 11, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

What does matter is that you commit to not lying, to not doing what you know to be morally wrong.

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Written on Dec, 10, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Together with baptism, a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the starting point of our life in Christ.

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Written on Dec, 06, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

It’s better to think of your priest not as a spiritual father along the monastic lines but as a coach.

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Written on Dec, 05, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

… in the hands of an inexperienced or ill-prepared priest, obedience is a recipe for great and lasting harm for the layperson, the parish and the priest himself.

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Written on Dec, 04, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

…we corrupt families and parishes, when we make monastic life the model for our life in Christ.

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