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The Poor in Spirit, the Lazy and the Beatitudes

The Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes challenge us all. When Jesus praises the poor in spirit and those hungry for righteousness, he is also condemning the self-satisfaction that leads to sloth, a deadly disease that's risen to epic proportions in the Western...

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Beatitudes, Law of the New Covenant – Leo the Great

Leo's exegesis of these important verses of St. Matthew's Gospel is one of the most important patristic commentaries on the Beatitudes. Christ, the New Moses chooses to give his Sermon on a Mount to show that he is the new Moses, teaching the newRegarding...

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Humility Opens Doors

In the topsy turvey world of the Kingdom of God humility opens doors, the last shall be first and the meek shall inherit the earth. Meekness is not weakness, & pride is a symptom of insanity. This post explains why....

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Beatitudes: Is It Wrong to be Happy?

The Beatitudes appear in the gospels of Matthew and Luke as part of the Sermon on the Mount. But what actually is the nature of true happiness? Must we be miserable in this world to be happy in the next? Faith and hope...

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Pope Francis on the Beatitudes – Podcast

In this 14 minute podcast, Anna Mitchell of the Sonrise Morning Show interviews Dr. Italy on the central feature of Pope Francis' teaching on the Call to Holiness, Gaudete et Exsultate).The Beatitudes are all about what true happiness is and how to obtain it.Pope Francis...

8Beats – A New Look at the Beatitudes – Video

8Beats is an exciting effort at evangelization through film.  Slated for release in 2018, 8Beats is an Anthology of eight short films, each a contemporary reflection on one of the 8 Beatitudes of Matthew's gospel.  Produced by over 70 of the best Catholic filmmakers in...