Catholic Classics

Day 21: Problems with Curiosity (The Confessions of St. Augustine)

October 22nd, 2023  •  22 mins 27 secs  •  Download (20.6 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Enter St. Alipius. Alipius is a follower of St. Augustine who eventually converts with him. St. Augustine describes Alipius’ struggle with curiosity. Fr. Gregory Pine and Fr. Jacob-Bertrand Janczyk affirm that the desire to know is good. However, they caution that curiosity can become bad when it distracts us from our responsibilities. Today’s readings are Book 6, Chapters 8-10.