Tag: Sin

Fraility of the Laity – Part 2

Guest posts by Supertradmum Christ has a warning for us which many ignore or do not understand. Here it is. I do not think I have ever in my adult life heard a sermon on this pericope: Matthew 7:13-14 Douay-Rheims 13 Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the

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The Greatest Sin Of Our Time

This will be my last posting on Jay’s blog for sometime. I have been too ill to continue with my own, and am thankful for Jay for his soapbox. Over the past several years, I have noticed that there is ONE sin which underlines all the sins of people. This is the sin of Avoidance

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On The Number of Sins

It is the opinion of many holy fathers –of St. Basil, St. Jerome, St. Ambrose, St. Cyril of Alexandria, St. John Chrysostom, St. Augustine, and others–that as God (according to the words of Scripture, Wis. xi. 21–“Thou hast ordered all things in measure, and number, and weight”) has fixed for each the number of his

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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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