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Fr. Dismas Sayre, O.P.
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Catholic. Dominican. Friar. Reader. Bird lover. Sports fan. Bad punster.
Catholic. Dominican. Friar. Reader. Bird lover. Sports fan. Bad punster.

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Is anger always sinful? NO! Is it always bad? NO! Here the words of a master:

The kinds of anger (by St. Thomas Aquinas):

1. Anger can be a judgment of reason
First, we find anger as it exists solely in the judgment of reason, without any perturbation of soul. This is more properly not anger but judgment. Thus, the Lord punishing the wicked is said to be angry: "I will bear the wrath of the Lord because I have sinned against him." (Micah 7:9)

2. Righteous anger
Anger is considered a passion. This is in the sensitive appetite and is twofold. Sometimes it is ordered by reason or restrained within proper limits by reason, as when a person is angry because it is justly fitting to be angry and within proper limits. This is an act of virtue and is sometimes called righteous anger. Thus, the Philosopher [Aristotle] says that meekness is not opposed to anger. This kind of anger, then, is not a sin.

3. Sinful anger
Anger which overthrows the judgment of reason is always sinful, sometimes mortally and sometimes venially. And weather it is one or the other will depend on that object which the anger incites, which is sometimes mortal, sometimes venial.

(from "God's Greatest Gifts: The Commandments and the Sacraments," a compendium of Thomistic commentaries, Sophia Institute Press)

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Have people seen how wild and crazy the world is and has become? How fluid everything seems to be? And they still want to base their happiness on this?

Not on sand, my friends, but on the Rock. Build on the Rock.


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June is traditionally the month of the Sacred Heart, and it is a good time to reflect on and preach the Church's constant teaching on the dignity of the human person and our sexuality. All these things must be ordered toward love, but true love, as Our Creator has made us.

And true love requires humility, for we must know that we are not the source of all goodness and love, but that is all a free gift of God.

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"To the Church, no one is insignificant,
no one is useless,
no one is lost,
no one need be in despair,
no one need be without a vocation in life.
Through the Christian vocation, the most miserable existence can become the most noble, the most precious.
To the small, the poor, the suffering, the Church offers something which will give their lives a value, a dignity, and a hope -- and an abiding sense of the meaningfulness of life." -Pope Paul VI
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We have one job as priests and religious, and that's to do everything in our power to help keep the ship afloat. Christ it is who leads us to where she needs to go, and He has given us the Faith to guide us.

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"The heart of man is naturally a pantheon. It is filled with idols and it worships them. Inordinate self-love and passionate love of creatures profane and defile it.

When Christ enters the heart, He enters as King.

The heart must be His own, and in it He must rule supreme. He tolerates no false gods, no idols. They all must vanish before His face even as the snow melts before the warm rays of the April sun."

-Fr. C.M. Thuente, OP
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"Today we occupy ourselves with ecology, that is, the purification of the physical atmosphere in which man develops his life.

Why do we not also concern ourselves with a moral ecology so that man can live like a real man and a son of God?" -Pope Bl. Paul VI

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Less complaining, and more working on our own holiness!
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Please add a prayer for our four new wonderful deacons for the Western Dominican Province!
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