When is the last time you have gone to the Sacrament of Confession? Why? It's needed and provides grace from God. Ongoing grace. You and I need it. I recommend going once a month, that is what I do. Go more if you need to. If you are in a conscious state of mortal sin … Continue reading Confession and Catholicism, Faith in Action, It’s Not For The Weak Hearted
PURPOSE - I am often reminded that the old Baltimore Catechism started with the phrase, why did God make you? My uncle Alex, who was very influential in my life and faith journey used to say, what was the purpose of being born, as a test. He would like to test us, his family. The answer … Continue reading What Is The Purpose Of Being Born… And The Signs Of Our Times
Catechism in a Year Day 251 - Why is prostitution a form of fornication? // Why is pornography a sin against charity? Why is prostitution a form of fornication? In prostitution "love" becomes a commodity and the person is degraded to an object of pleasure. That is why prostitution is a serious offense against human … Continue reading On Pornography and Prostitution
From my New American Bible - Catholic Study Edition and The Catechism of The Catholic Church, as well as EWTN/experts/answers/sacraments and Catholicapologetics.org - Sacrament. From the Latin sacramentum, a word which denoted the oath of loyalty sworn by soldiers to their earthly lord, the emperor. It was applied by Tertullian around 200 AD to the … Continue reading The Power of The Sacraments
In Mark 17:18-22 Jesus tells us what defiles us and why. I encourage you to go to your Bible now and read this passage and prayerfully meditate on it. God gave us the 10 Commandments through Moses and Jesus gave us The Beatitudes. I request you go read both over again very prayerfully and consider … Continue reading Pride, Why It’s The Worst Sin
Catechism in a Year Day 248 - How can anyone live a chaste life? What can help? // Does everybody have to be chaste, even married people? How can anyone live a chaste life? What can help? Someone lives chastely when he is free to be loving and is not the slave of his drives … Continue reading How Can Anyone Live A Chaste Life?
How do we go from prayer to action and having our action bear fruit. Everything starts with prayer. Pray unceasingly. Prayer includes personal prayer or conversation with God, specifically Jesus, the second person of The Blessed Trinity. Prayer comes in many forms and includes the daily mass, the rosary, the prayers of the church, called … Continue reading Prayer, Action, Fruit