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...]
“You carry your snare everywhere and spread your nets in all places. You allege that you never invited others to sin.
“You did not, indeed, by your words, but you have done so by your dress and your deportment…”[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...]
First, Pope Saint John Paul II is not defining something new here. He is simply identifying what is true and knowable as it exists in reality already.
The pope did not define the meaning of sex. Rather, he is pointing it out to help others to identify it.
Since it is something we can all reason to, this is anything but his invention.[click to continue...]
Modern radical feminists are so caught up in downplaying differences between people they miss the forest for the trees. Where they find any difference between human beings, they incorrectly assume inequality.
But what the late pope was calling for in this new feminist movement was something much different. He wants women to notice the dissimilarities between women and men, and from person to person.
He does this, not so one group or person can be deemed more valuable than another. Rather, he calls for this new feminist movement to practice their God-given gifts, as women and as mothers, to accept others in charity.[click to continue...]
Going back to the debt your daughter going to college will likely accumulate. Now fast forward to when she gets married.
That debt will loom large within the marriage, potentially.[click to continue...]
And finally, the Catholic Catechism of present time, most certainly makes use of the vague term, “for the good of the spouses.” But it too implores the man and woman “give themselves to one another through the acts which are proper and exclusive to spouses.”
Thereby, the modern Catechism implies in agreement that one purpose for marriage is for the curbing of concupiscence.[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...]
Hitzel describes why he did so in the film. He describes the thought of becoming infected with HIV as a “gift.” He says it seemed like the biggest prize, wrapped with the biggest bow.
Only, in the end, he realizes how empty the promise was. He concludes the documentary saying, “I just can’t believe that it seemed like a livable thing to me—there was no benefit in this (bug chasing)—and that’s just what really needs to be said.”[click to continue...]
Dwayne Schmidt’s beautiful photo of the wedding couple went viral. And I think I know why.[click to continue...]