One of the main objectives in practicing Lent is to grow in the virtue of temperance. Temperance is the means by which we moderate, or control, our desire for pleasure.[click to continue...]
They don’t care about the health and well-being of their students. If they did, they would not be encouraging a promiscuous lifestyle by their youth.
But instead, they support a cause. And the children are the pawns they sacrifice to their false gods.
Their aim remains to undermine all forms of authority in the name of personal autonomy—especially parental authority.
The Doctor of the Church lays out the case that man flourishes when he keeps his will in check, and his intellect clear (1.13, pg. 23).
The problem for mankind in this lifetime remains, however, his fallen human nature. Mankind has an attraction for sin, called concupiscence that remains present for one’s entire life.[click to continue...]
“I tried to immerse myself in destruction. I wanted to prove to myself that destroying others didn’t hurt… By doing every conceivable wrong, I hoped to strip myself of my conscience. I hoped to destroy all the values I had ever held.”[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...]
“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...]