Category Archives: College Discussion Posts

A Reflection on St. Francis de Sales’ “On Creation”—by Cameron Daly

In my Natural Theology class last semester, I was blessed to get to read and reflect on an excerpt from St. Francis de Sales’ Introduction to the Devout Life concerning God’s act of creation (included as a link). I have … Continue reading

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“Obedience and Patience”—by Cameron Daly

“[The religious] must realize that all who are in the convent are no more than workmen whom God has set there solely that they may fashion and polish him as regards mortification”—St. John of the Cross, “Counsels to a Religious for the Attainment of Perfection,” 3. Continue reading

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“What are You Entitled to?”—class discussion post by Cameron Daly

Remember that you do not DESERVE God on account of your sins. This means that you do not DESERVE anything good; for God is goodness itself, and therefore all goodness—including all that you yourself possess in any way—has its source in Him. Therefore, all of it that you have is ultimately His generous gift to you. This is why we must banish any sense of ENTITLEMENT, and replace it with a profound APPRECIATION and GRATITUDE for God’s kindness and generosity. This is the only realistic approach. Continue reading

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Tempted to “Cheat” by Sinning? So was Jesus, but He Never Did—by Cameron Daly

On page 722, we read that “For the first two years of the war [meaning WWII], German food supplies were adequate and the production of consumer goods continued.” When Jesus is in the desert, He is offered great things by … Continue reading

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“Do You Equate Debate with Treason?”—by Cameron Daly

Page 701 notes that “Stalin’s growing paranoia and crude hunger for absolute power led him to equate debate with betrayal and treason.” How often do you equate betrayal or treason with those who disagree or debate with your views? Could … Continue reading

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Hypothetical Lesson from the Apostles’ Creed to Pagans—by Cameron Daly

When you figure you should stick to pastoral or practical topics (as opposed to in-depth theological ones) in your Mission and Evangelization class … but then you go ahead and decide to write this. Following is a discussion post for my … Continue reading

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“[E]xplain which of the proofs [of God proposed by those who came before St. Thomas] … you found most interesting and why”—discussion prompt answered by Cameron Daly

Last night, I posted what follows to the above discussion prompt in the truly epic Philosophy of God class I’m taking at Holy Apostles this semester (taught by Prof. Christopher Apodaca). As another point of interest, yesterday was the fourth … Continue reading

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