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Manners in the Moral Life

If you missed this interview in ZENIT, check out why historian and ethicist Nancy Sherman believes there is an "aesthetic of virtue."

A must read.

Then, ask yourself this question: why does the Church play second fiddle to the military in terms of ceremony, decorum, and ritual when these are basic desires of persons and communities, and they foster virtue? The presence of cassocks and dress blues on city streets can have a subtle, but important effect on the manners of society. Manners foster manners. Good manners breed civilized lives and culture.

A friend of mine says that Rome is more of a hospitable place because of the prevalence of nuns everywhere, especially on the buses.

Let's encourage our priests to keep their clerics on.


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