You Don’t Belong To Your Sin, You Belong To The Father

You Don’t Belong To Your Sin, You Belong To The Father

 

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How do you keep your anger from turning into sin? Use these tips to help you remain calm and not become a roadblock in your spiritual life

5 Things To Do Before Your Anger Becomes A Sin

We all have experienced anger.  Everyone has been on the receiving end of somebody else’s anger.  Anger is a response, a reaction when our ego is being attacked, a reaction when what we want to happen happened otherwise, or a demand for justice because we have been wronged We have seen God angry at His […]

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How do Catholic parents talk to their teens about pornography? We have resources in today's article that will help

How To Talk To Your Teen About Pornography

Imagine this: You stand outside your teen’s bedroom door. You knock a few times and there’s no answer. A few moments pass by and you knock again. All is quiet. You make an executive decision to enter the room. As the door opens, you find your teenager sitting down with the headphones on, facing the […]

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What can I do as a Catholic if I can't get to confession? Here are some ideas to help you if you are in need of forgiveness

What Can You Do If You Can’t Get To Confession?

Chances are, if you are a modern day Catholic and at all serious about saving your soul, you may have encountered administrative elements of the Church who may not prioritize your situation as seriously as you do. To illustrate this further, take for instance the penitent who has experienced conversion, and who has awakened to […]

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Start this daily practice NOW to prepare for Lent. Becoming aware of our sinfulness can help us grow in holiness.

Growing Daily In Perfection As We Prepare For Lent

As Lent draws near, we turn our hearts to Christ’s call to holiness in the Gospels: “You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt 5:48). Although our life as Catholics demands that we strive day after day and year after year for this perfection, Lent invites us to examine our souls […]

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The Burial is being release on Amazon Prime. Should A Catholic see this film? Fr. Looney discusses in this Catholic movie review

“The Burial”- A Catholic Review and Commentary on Race And Sin

Fans of courtroom dramas might enjoy a new film, The Burial, released October 13 on Amazon Prime and is based on a true story of a legal battle between a hometown funeral director and a corporate funeral mogul.  Jerry O’Keefe inherited the family chain of funeral homes in Mississippi from his father and hoped to pass […]

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What are some practical spiritual methods Catholics can use to combat the temptation to consume pornography? 

What Catholics Can Do When They Are Tempted By Pornography

What are some practical spiritual methods Catholics can use to combat the temptation to consume pornography?  Go To War First, a key tool in the evil one’s toolbox is luring us into a false sense of isolation. Temptation to consume pornography only grows without taking action to rectify loneliness.  Combating this temptation and isolation has […]

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What should I do if i've committed a mortal sin? What is sin? What is mortal sin? Why do I need to go to Confession? Catholic answers t

What Should You Do If You’ve Committed A Mortal Sin

What is Sin?  “Sin” is an old archery term in Greek which means “to miss the mark.” All sin and fall short of the glory of God, as St. Paul says. When we sin, we are committing an offense against “reason, truth, and right conscience (CCC 1849).” Sin is never private. At the very least, […]

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This Sacrament Improves Mental Health…Here’s Why

Gospel of Luke 20:27-38 Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection,came forward and put this question to Jesus, saying,“Teacher, Moses wrote for us,If someone’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child,his brother must take the wifeand raise up descendants for his brother.Now there were seven brothers;the first married a woman but […]

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Is There A Lesson In This Artist’s Gruesome Depiction Of The Seven Deadly Sins?

“Yes, now’s the moment; I’m looking at this thing on the mantlepiece, and I understand that I am in hell.” — Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit, 1944 As most theologians point out, once we lose belief in God, it’s a short leap to the belief that there is no moral absolute, no Absolute Good. After all, […]

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An Examination Of Conscience For Fathers

An Examination Of Conscience For Fathers

An examination of conscience is a tool that is used when preparing for making a good Confession. This tool can also be used at any time of day, but can be especially fruitful at nighttime, looking back over the day. The father is the priest of his domestic Church. He is the head of the […]

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The Holy Souls In Purgatory – Our Allies In The Afterlife

The word Purgatory comes from the Greek root πῦρ (“pur”) which means both “fire” and “pure.” This is a fitting description, as the fires of Purgatory, rather than destroying like the fires of Hell, instead purify. Purgatory is where we expiate for the pain due to mortal sins that have been forgiven through the sacrament […]

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What Would The Saints Say To Will Smith And Chris Rock?

Even if you didn’t watch the Oscars, you’ve likely seen all over social media what occurred between Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Will Smith. An offensive joke was told at the expense of Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband retaliated by walking on stage to slap Chris Rock and then proceeded to cuss him […]

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Is sin really a big deal? Find out what sin is and how it impacts that spiritual life. We will briefly define sin and then discuss its effect

What Is Sin And What Are Its Effects?

Related content: How Sin Works | Catholic Inspiration What God And The Devil Tell You Before Sin And After Sin Sin Is A Wound; Repentance Is A Medicine Infographic: The Effects Of Pornograhy In The Brain The Amazing Effects Of Grace Of The Seven Sacraments How To Overcome Your Addiction To Sin The 5 Necessary […]

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Catholic guide to growing in virtue truemanhood

Virtue Is The Answer | TrueManhood’s Guide To Virtue

Everyone struggles with something. A root sin, a set of bad habits, some sort of fear, something that causes undue anxiety, etc. Many (most?) of us struggle with many such things. So what does a person do? Drew Taylor and I sat down recently to discuss this topic, and more. Check it out here: True […]

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Illustrated Examination Of Conscience

An Examination Of Conscience Illustrated Guide

An Illustrated Guide To Make An Examination Of Conscience 1. Open Yourself Up to God’s Presence Practical tip: find a quiet corner in your home or in a chapel. Having a sacred image in front of you is ideal. Light a candle. Take a few moments to breathe and relax. Start by making the sign […]

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Gospel Reflection Catholic

1st Sunday Of Lent | Our Temptations

This week on the Podcast we talk about temptations. Specifically the first temptation of Adam and Eve and the temptations of Christ in the desert. Most of our sins fall into the three categories of sin, our base passions, our vanity and our pride. We discuss fasting and finding the sweet spot of suffering where […]

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Liturgy Live 7th Sunday In Ordinary Time | Be Perfect

This week we talk about how to respond to division in the Church. Do not let others’ actions drag you into sin. Focus on contemplation, be prepared even for distractions, so you will not be disturbed in those moments. When you have control over your own passions and emotions you can have a positive effect […]

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An Advent Confessional

Catholics are to take advantage of the sacrament of Penance at least once a year–if you’re Catholic, you should remember that from your CCD or RCIA class. Advent is a particularly good time to do this. If, like most of us, you hurry to clean your homes in preparation to receive guests, wouldn’t you like […]

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Gospel Reflection Catholic

The Lord Our Justice | Liturgy Live 1st Sunday in Advent

Join is this week for the discussion of the Sunday readings. Due to a technical difficulty we had to restart the stream and jump into the second reading right away. We still talk about part of the first reading about The Lord our Justice. Father Ian talks about how we need Justice to have Mercy […]

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Dear Father – I Confess, It’s Not You, It’s Me

Many Catholics are blessed to have a priest friend. Or, even if they’re not someone you consider your friend, you still may have that priest who you look up to. You know, the one you talk to every Sunday either before or after Mass. The one who has known you for years and knows your […]

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Gospel reflection Be Courageous! How to Overcome Your Addiction to Sin

How To Overcome Your Addiction To Sin

Be Courageous! How to Overcome Your Addiction to Sin Overcome your bad habits and sin by claiming authority as a child of God 1. Stop cowering in fear or acceptance of your weakness as if it’s “just the way it is, I’m stuck.” 2. Name and confront your enemy with courage. In other words, stop […]

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"Why is pornography harmful? More importantly, what must I do to get out of the slime pit of lust, pornography and masturbation?" Catholic pornography addiction

Playing With Pornography: 6 Practical Steps To Help You Stop

Saint Pope John Paul II once made this memorable comment on Pornography, “the problem with pornography is not that it shows too much of the person, but that it shows far too little.“ We live in society where sex sells. Models, showing too much sex appeal and wearing far too little clothes, are used to […]

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Confession Why should you go to Confession more than a few times a year? This article gives 11 great reasons why you should make Confession a priority!

11 Things That Happen When You Commit To Going To Confession Regularly

As Catholics, we are required to go to Confession once a year, but why stop there? We know Confession can be daunting or difficult, and there might be many reasons why you don’t want to go. However, regular Confession, whether it be monthly, every two weeks, or weekly, doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, […]

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9 Ways You Might Be Participating In Other People's Sins

9 Ways You Might Be Participating In Other People’s Sins

Talking about sin is not exactly a surefire way to win a popularity contest. Good thing the path to holiness is not a popularity contest! In fact, He promised that it wouldn’t be, both in word (especially in the Beatitudes) and indeed (at His Crucifixion). But isn’t there a kind of cognitive dissonance to refuse […]

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The 5 Necessary Spiritual Steps You Need To Take After You Sin

This is a matter we seldom talk about with clarity, I don’t know exactly why. My impression is that we talk a lot about sin in an abstract way, or using an academic-theological terminology that the common Christian doesn’t always understand. Nevertheless, we are before a crucial aspect of the Christian life, and it is […]

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