Tag - sin

Happy Feast of St John Ogilvie, Scots Martyr – But Do Scots Priests Believe In Sin These Days?

From Fr John A. Hardon SJ (RIP) Archives... John Ogilvie SJ was born in Scotland of the nobility in 1589 and by that time Scotland had pretty well been lost to the Catholic Church so his up-bringing was Presbyterian. His father, to give him a better education than he could get in Scotland, sent him...

Confession Vs “The Theology of Fiction”

From the YouTube Platform... Many people, even non-Catholics, are familiar with this Sacrament, but we’ll take a magnifying glass to it today, so that we can understand more about what is going on. To do that, we’ll start by looking at the concept of sin itself. This may seem almost obvious, but sin does exist....

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...