See this online text:

  • “The Enduring Value of Corporal Mortification”, by Rev. Michael E. Giesler, The Catholic Social Science Review, Vol. 10 (2005):149-172. Available in PDF format on this page of the Catholic Social Science Review. [N.B., According to the text, “A shorter version of this article appeared in Homiletic and Pastoral Review, July, 2005.”]

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