Virtue of the Week: Moderation

Moderation in American Society Moderation is a difficult virtue for many people to practice, so it should come as no surprise that it’s also difficult for many to write about. The Delphic maxim “nothing in excess” is an excellent example of a concise definition of this concept. The virtue of moderation is what allows one […]

Virtue of the Week: Moderation

The Covetous Neighbor ( A lack of moderation) Do we covet what our neighbors have? There was a poor and lonely man who had but a few melon seeds and grains of corn which he planted; tenderly did he care for them, as the garden would furnish his only means of a living. And it […]

Virtue of the Week: Moderation

TEENS AND MODERATION OF TECHNOLOGY By Rachel Simmons What’s the impact of technology on teens socially? You can’t talk about teens, and raising teens, without talking about social media. And because it is essential to teens, parents must participate. Some parents feel so overwhelmed and confused by the onslaught of gadgetry that they want to […]

Virtue of the Week: Moderation

10 Reasons to Escape Excessive Consumerism (By Joshua Becker) I am trying to live a minimalist life. But that doesn’t mean I still don’t own stuff. My family of four still owns three beds, three dressers, two couches, one table with chairs, one desk, eight plates, eight bowls, eight glasses… My kids own toys and […]

Walking on the Fence

The near occasion of vice is the “Fence” which divides us between the Land of Life (Virtue) and the Desert of Death (Vice). And this is no literary exaggeration. Many people often walk on top of this fence without even knowing it. Some are completely innocent, the un-awakened by vice, temptation bites them, they lose […]

Is “Virtue” a Scientific Concept?

The Rev. Benedict Ashley, O.P. The concept of “virtue” plays little or no role in modern psychology because psychologists suppose that it is a “philosophical” term foreign to psychology as an empirical science.[i] Hence before this concept and the extensive tradition of study of human behavior in which has been used can play a role […]

Turn Away from Vice

If we are going to live a virtuous life, we must turn away from vice every time it try’s to peck at our soul. We must also break the chains that vice has on our hearts and extinguish the fires of temptation that are sparked in our souls. To do this, quite often we must […]