Tag - sin

November – Month of the Holy Souls…

This thread is launched to allow us to share our favourite prayers, novenas and hymns for the benefit of the Holy Souls, and to gain indulgences for our deceased family and friends who may be among the Church Suffering in Purgatory.  Click here for details about indulgences for the Holy Souls.  Praying for the...

Sin No Laughing Matter… But Is THIS How To Teach Cleverly About Purity?

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMo6DFnBtm4 Comment:  It's nearly impossible not to see the funny side of much of Jason's talk.  Easy to see why teenagers would thoroughly enjoy his lectures. Still,  certain "givens" cause concern; should Catholics be accepting of, for example, "dating" in High School?  That's just one of many reservations which I have about the above speaker but,...

How often must I apologise? 70 times 7?

Every Christian knows that when Our Lord was asked how often we should forgive those who offend us, He replied "not seven times, but seventy times seven" (Matthew 18:22).  In other words, always. Never refuse to forgive.  However, what about apologies?  Most people struggle to apologise for anything because it means admitting they were wrong about...

Suicide – The Inconsolable Sin?

Editor writes... A reader - we'll call him Mark (not his real name) - emailed the following short article for publication.  We're withholding his real name out of consideration for the young suicide, Shaun (also not his real name). From the Catholic Encyclopaedia: Positive and direct suicide perpetrated without God's consent always constitutes a grave injustice towards...

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima – Reflect…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnhR797T9XM Christopher Ferrara... "I have said it before, and I will say it again: in the entire history of the Catholic Church there has never been a Pope like this. With Francis we seem to be nearing the end of a trajectory whose fearful arc was predicted nearly a century ago in the Third Secret of...

And The Greatest Of These Is Charity…

"Let us consider the Eighth Commandment, not least within the context of today’s digital age. The Ten Commandments make explicit the natural law written into every human heart. They tell us to love God (Commandments One to Three) and to love our neighbour (Commandments Four to Ten). The Eighth Commandment says this: “You shall...

Adulterous Unions: “Pastoral Concern” Euphemism For “Acceptance”?

Rome, Italy, Dec 18, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church must reach out to Catholics who are divorced and remarried to let them know they are welcome even if they cannot receive the sacraments, several theologians have noted. Sean Innerst, theology department chair at Denver's St. John Vianney Seminary, said he hopes...