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The Not-so-Nice Origins and Meanings of the Word “Nice”

November 28, 2018 4 Comments
The Not-so-Nice Origins and Meanings of the Word “Nice”

Words can change meaning over time—sometimes dramatically. For example, “manufactured” originally meant “handmade” (manu (hand) + facere (make)). The word “decimate” used to mean “to reduce by a tenth” (decem = ten); now people usually use it mean “to wipe out completely.” The list of examples could go on and on. Yes, words do change […]

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Zeal: A Virtue Most Necessary to Overcome Sloth and Moral Sleepiness

September 5, 2018 4 Comments
Zeal: A Virtue Most Necessary to Overcome Sloth and Moral Sleepiness

One of the great virtues related to charity is zeal. Zeal is the ardor of charity; it is love burning brightly. It is a fiery love for God, for His gracious truth, and for the salvation of souls. Because of human fear, sloth, and self-seeking, zeal is rare. It is especially difficult to find in […]

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