Tag: Moral Conscience

Sex, Truth and the Illumination of our Guilt

Sex, Truth and the Illumination of our Guilt

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Guilt has gotten a lot of bad press recently. We live in an age where guilt is practically always something bad, something to get past with the help of a shrink. Particularly when discussing sex, people will declare that religion and morality do nothing more than make people feel guilty. Andrew Aaron, a sex and marriage therapist in New Bedford, Massachusetts seems to subscribe to this view: “Through centuries,” he writes, “religious education has associated sex with what is wrong and sinful rather than what is sacred. Instead of an expression of the divine, sex is suspiciously regarded as weakness of the flesh. The result of this influence is that sexuality, a natural part of being human, is tainted with shame, guilt, and ambivalence.”

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Church has right, duty to offer witness in public square

Church has right, duty to offer witness in public square

| March 28, 2013

The Church must be free to fulfill its mission without sacrificing its fundamental teachings or moral principles

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Conscience and the marriage amendment

Conscience and the marriage amendment

| Jason Adkins | October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Since the Minnesota marriage amendment was placed on the ballot last year, and even before that, the Catholic Church in Minnesota has been educating Catholics about what marriage is, why it is important and the challenges all of society will likely face if it is redefined.

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Public choices will endure beyond this life

Public choices will endure beyond this life

| Father Tom Knoblach | August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Election years bring into sharp focus the daunting task of structuring a just and functional society. We struggle to order priorities and balance competing claims to both the benefits and responsibilities of life in common. While essential to the good ordering of society, Catholic moral principles cannot be immediately translated into the complexities of law or policy.

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‘You’re not the boss of me!

‘You’re not the boss of me!

| Sharon Wilson | July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Resisting the temptation to tune out guidance in forming our consciences

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