Human nature is a pesky thing. Because it's fallen, it can sometimes undermine or sabotage our work as apologists in ways that we easily miss. One of the ways this can happen is through triumphalism, defined as the spirit of arrogance or pride with respect to belonging to the Church. Not the proper sense of pride, a la "I'm proud to be Catholic," but the self-puffery sense, a la "I belong to the One True Church, and you don't." Whether subtle or overt, it’s lethal to the work of...
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"In the week immediately before Lent everyone shall go to his confessor and confess his deeds and the confessor shall so shrive him as he then may hear by his deeds what he is to do [in the way of penance]."