Simple, But Not Easy

Scruples can be a torturous vice, but as with all vices, it is conquered by the perfect and simple practice of simple virtues.. Sean Mitchell at Those Catholic Men shares how he benefited from an essay, Scruples and Their Treatment by Father William Doyle, S.J., which aided his own battle against scrupulosity. In Scrupulous? Be Obedient. he shares Fr. Doyle’s wisdom regarding the power of obedience to one’s confessor in overcoming scruples: “Fr. Doyle insists that such obedience must be ‘obedience of action’ and ‘obedience of intelligence’—and that it must be ‘perfect, trustful and blind’…”

We don’t always get the miracles we pray for. When they are denied, however, what God does give is always infinitely better, although often this isn’t apparent through the lens of this world. Alan Scott shares a personal example of the superiority of God’s gifts over our requests in There Will Be Miracles on Grow in Virtue.

Liturgia Latina’s Thursday, the Octave Day of Corpus Christi shares a brief history of the establishment and propagation of tomorrow’s feast day alongside excerpts from the Mass. “‘O God, who in this wonderful sacrament has left us a memorial of Thy passion, grant us, we beseech Thee, so to venerate the sacred mysteries of Thy Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within us the fruit of Thy redemption.’”

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