Tag: Confession

Without the Cross There is No Salvation

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world

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A Heroic Priesthood 

Heroic Priesthood On June 21, 2017, with the passing of Monsignor Richard Mouton, we lost a friend, a spiritual guide and a member of our family. More importantly, The Church lost one of Her extraordinary priests. Ordained sixty two years ago, Monsignor was one of the last surviving Second Vatican Council designated experts. Please pray

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What is “mortal sin?”

What is “mortal sin?” With the current buzz about Pope Francis proclaiming certain acts a mortal sin, it may be appropriate to state the Church’s long standing teaching on how to determine if certain acts are a mortal sin.  This post is not about making a statement on the Pope’s moral teaching. Certainly, the items

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Finding a Forgiving Heart 

Finding a Forgiving Heart Then Peter approaching asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. That is why the kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who decided to

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The Cross – Hope for all humanity

The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ is perhaps one of the most moving meditations upon which a person can embark. Some people find themselves profoundly moved by the humility of Our Lord during His Passion, Crucifixion and death. Other people are horrified by the brutality that is possible to be perpetrated upon one Man by others. At times,

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God’s infinite mercy – Forgiveness brings hope and joy

The greatest struggles in our lives are often cause for deep personal reflection and the opportunity to grow closer to our Heavenly Father. God, in His infinite mercy, offers each of us a new start each time we fall. Forgiveness, one of our Father’s beautiful gifts, allows the flow of sanctifying grace and revives hope

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