Tag: Sin

At Easter the stones of sin, despair, are rolled away, pope says at vigil

At Easter the stones of sin, despair, are rolled away, pope says at vigil

| Cindy Wooden | April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

As individuals and as a church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the proclamation that the Lord is victorious and his love will triumph, Pope Francis said.

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‘Go and sin no more’

‘Go and sin no more’

| Father Erich Rutten | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the face of sin, there seem to be two opposite reactions. First, we might react with anger and condemnation. We might have a tendency to become outraged. This certainly could be appropriate. We should hate sin. On the other hand, as Christians, we also know that we should be merciful. Sometimes this might mean that we hold our tongue or tell ourselves that whatever sin it was is not so bad after all.

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This Lent, don’t let sin win

This Lent, don’t let sin win

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

During this time when Pope Francis and the bishops of the Church seek reparation, reconciliation, and healing within the victim and survivor communities of those sexually abused by priests, we humbly recognize that this reparation, reconciliation and healing are needed in our parish communities as well.

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Love breaks chains of slavery to sin, pope says

Love breaks chains of slavery to sin, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Only true love for God and neighbor can destroy the chains of greed, lust, anger and envy that enslave humankind, Pope Francis said.

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The inseparable link: Pornography and human trafficking

The inseparable link: Pornography and human trafficking

| Shawn Peterson | March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every second, people spend $3,075.64 on pornography; every second, 28,258 people view it online; every 39 minutes, a new pornographic video is made in the United States; and every day, approximately 11 million teens access some form of pornography.

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Rooting out sin

Rooting out sin

| Vincenzo Randazzo | October 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

I recently watched a video prescribed by the USCCB for parents informing them about the dangers of pornography and cyberbullying. It opens up with a conversation between two mothers talking at the kitchen counter. One is looking for a recipe online for her friend. “That’s strange, my history is deleted,” she says ignorantly.

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When is it a sin to make a referral?

When is it a sin to make a referral?

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | October 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

During World War II, if a contractor had been asked to construct a building knowing that it would serve as a gas chamber in Auschwitz, it goes without saying that he ought not agree to do it. By laying the foundation and supervising the plumbing, electrical and duct work, he would be contributing to, or enabling, the subsequent commission of atrocities against prisoners in the concentration camp.

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Despite our sinfulness, Jesus thirsts for us

Despite our sinfulness, Jesus thirsts for us

| Deacon Chris Weber | March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chances are, we’re all familiar with this weekend’s Gospel. But did you ever notice that there’s not just one, but two thirsty people at the well?

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Don’t go it alone this Lent

Don’t go it alone this Lent

| Deacon Andrew Thuringer | March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the Gospel for this first Sunday of Lent, we are told that immediately after his baptism, Jesus goes out into the desert, “to be tempted by the devil.” But is that all he is up to for those long 40 days?

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Admonish sin without putting on airs or being hypocrite, pope says

Admonish sin without putting on airs or being hypocrite, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Offering counsel and admonishing sinners are works of mercy, but they are not a license to pretend to be better than others, Pope Francis said.

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UST psychology professor helps others grow in virtue

UST psychology professor helps others grow in virtue

| September 20, 2016 | 1 Comment

More than 100 quotes typewritten on yellow sheets of paper are taped to the walls of John Buri’s cramped basement office at the University of St. Thomas.

They contain a wealth of information that has guided him over decades as a psychology professor at the St. Paul school. One of the quotes stands out. It is from the New Testament. It is the only one made into a plaque, done so as a gift from a group of longtime friends who know how ardently and passionately he works to encourage others in their spiritual lives.

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Avoid concealing own faults behind sins of others

Avoid concealing own faults behind sins of others

| Sharon Perkins | September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you have any exposure at all to social or news media, you cannot escape the relentless public discourse about sin — even if the “s” word isn’t used. Behaviors that used to be whispered about in private, especially if committed by public figures, are now analyzed, condemned, applauded and endlessly commented upon for all to see. Following scandals through the news cycle has become a popular pastime.

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