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The Pope and Fortitude (On Catholic Lane)

I’m over at Catholic Lane today, discussing the Pope’s latest words on fortitude. This was strangely tough to write, but hopefully worth it.

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.” –GK Chesterton, Orthodoxy

Continuing his Catechesis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis used this week’s lesson to discuss the gift of fortitude. When we consider the Gifts of the Spirit, fortitude is rarely one that any of us would call to mind. It is an interior virtue that is only manifest during times of trial.

Read the rest at Catholic Lane.

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