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The Daily Decade Prayercast 3.45

Series 3, Ep. 45: Catholic Action and Catholic Reaction

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The Daily Decade for the Feast of S. Clement Hofbauer is not about politics, though the title might suggest it: today’s reflection deals with how we must be on our guard against reactive religiosity, seeking instead an active, or perhaps pro-active spirit of religion in our lives.

God love you!

Here is the reverse of the prayer card mentioned on Friday (the obverse is the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe):

We might have written it differently, but that does not detract from the value of the devotion.

It is Lent! Remember St. Thomas Aquinas definition of “effeminicacy” when you shrink from your mortifications:

Perseverance is deserving of praise because thereby a man does not forsake a good on account of long endurance of difficulties and toils: and it is directly opposed to this, seemingly, for a man to be ready to forsake a good on account of difficulties which he cannot endure. This is what we understand by effeminacy, because a thing is said to be “soft” if it readily yields to the touch… properly speaking an effeminate man is one who withdraws from good on account of sorrow caused by lack of pleasure, yielding as it were to a weak motion.

Summa II.II:138,1

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