“It is Impossible to Tell the Number” of sins against chastity each person has committed. This, according to St. Alphonsus Liguori, the Doctor of the Catholic Church on Moral Theology. As this wonderful saint will explain, a person ensnared in sins against chastity offends God multiple times a day. Not only by his acts—such as […][click to continue...]
Choke down a salad or a tuna sandwich instead. Sure, it won’t taste as good, but that’s the point. The point in doing this is to deny your appetites their ends, so they don’t control you.[click to continue...]
As we can see, the invitations toward sins of impurity (as well as other sins) come from a place within us. Sure, the devil entices us, as he likes to do. But, sadly, there is a part of us attracted to what he lays before us.[click to continue...]
And those who trespass God’s Commandments in relation to purity actually face an even greater challenge in obtaining forgiveness. For, in order to be absolved, one must request forgiveness. Saint Alphonsus, the Doctor of the Church in Moral Theology, gives three reasons transgressors rarely seek forgiveness…[click to continue...]
3. Adding to the stuff Jesus never said was this: “Hear ye, all ye faithful. Looking unto one another in kindness includes viewing one another in lust.”[click to continue...]
Oh, I realize the state recognized them as married, issuing them a marriage license. I know they qualified for tax breaks. I imagine the cake cutting was a funny moment. Their first dance and their honeymoon in Cancun were romantic.
But that doesn’t mean God blessed their union.[click to continue...]
No one, no matter what they did, deserves to be hit or smacked around or berated.
On this we can all agree.
But why, I must ask, can we not be consistent and apply this same standard toward all children? Why are the unborn children not worthy of our protection?
If your professional league was man enough, it too would be advocating for the end to abortion. It would be looking to root out from its ranks those who pay to have their own children murdered.[click to continue...]
Set aside your biases and just go along with this thought experiment for a moment.
Imagine our society followed the teaching of the Catholic Church on sexual ethics. What would our world look like?[click to continue...]
If he wanted to get married, then he needed to woo a woman. This meant he had to clean himself up to look presentable. He had to impress the lady’s parents. He needed a way to provide for her well-being, should they marry. This meant he had to work hard and to save.
In other words, men used to be required to practice virtue.
Not anymore, thanks to the Sexual Revolution.[click to continue...]
In your worship of self, everyone else exists to please you. This includes children, too.
Thus, if you engage in the mad science of in vitro fertilization, this serves as your rationale.
Children are commodities. They are accessories. They serve a purpose. They are things for your consumption.[click to continue...]