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Riches and stocks: good or bad?

July 13, 2011

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Is it good or bad to get rich or to own stocks? St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, says this on the use of worldly goods. From the first Jesuit general’s “Principle and Foundation”: “The human person is created to praise, reverence, and serve God Our Lord, and by so doing […]

Because life is like an essay

January 1, 2011

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Lest it be pointless, an essay should follow a clear and focused thesis statement. Shouldn’t this be the case with life as well? In the beginning of his classic ‘Spiritual Exercises,’ the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius of Loyola, articulates what I consider a thesis statement of life. It is clear and logical, and befits its subject […]