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pornography
Sexuality and Chastity

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…

Confession
Sacraments

11 Things That Happen When You Commit to Going to Confession More Regularly

As Catholics, we are required to go to Confession once a year, but why stop there? We know Confession can…

sin
Catholic Faith

“Am I My Brother’s Keeper?” – 9 Ways (Not) to Participate in Another’s Sin

Talking about sin is not exactly a surefire way to win a popularity contest. Good thing the path to holiness…

sin
Sin

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…

10 saints with a bad past
History of the Church

10 Saints Who Prove God’s Grace Is Bigger Than Your Sin

Have you ever heard someone say, “My sin is too big for God to forgive”? Or, maybe you yourself even…

trafficking
Media

What Ashton Kutcher Said to Congress About the Horrors of Human Trafficking

Would you be shocked to learn that there are more souls ensnared in slavery today than in any previous moment…

Catholic Faith

Millennials and Microaggressions: Why the Sacrament of Confession is More Necessary Than Ever

In adolescence we often believe (at least subconsciously) that all the good that has come to us is there on…

Planned Parenthood
Abortion

(Video) Planned Parenthood Found Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

It’s no secret to Pro-Life advocates that Planned Parenthood is something other than what it styles itself to be.  For…

George Herbet

(Poem) “Love III”: Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back.

 Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back.

Jacques Philippe

Lord, I ask your pardon, I have sinned again.

Lord, I ask your pardon, I have sinned again. This, alas, is what I am capable of doing on my…

St. Basil of Caesarea

“It is necessary to confess our sins to those to whom the dispensation of God’s mysteries has been entrusted.”

 It is necessary to confess our sins to those to whom the dispensation of God’s mysteries has been entrusted. Those…

Belatedly I loved thee, O Beauty so ancient and so new!

“Belatedly I loved thee, O Beauty so ancient and so new, belatedly I loved thee. For see, thou wast within…

“Whoever shows his wound to you, give him the medicine of penitence”

And to you [priests] also, disciples of our illustrious physician, it is fitting that you should not withhold healing from…

St. Augustine of Hippo

Why Mortal Sins Require Confession according to St. Augustine

In three ways then are sins remitted in the Church; by baptism, by prayer, by the greater humility of penance.

Origen of Alexandria

Sinners Must Not Shrink from Declaring Their Sin to the Priest

 In addition to these there is also a seventh [remission of sins], but it is hard and laborious: the remission…

St. Padre Pio

“I wish my voice could reach all sinners…”

“I wish my voice could reach all sinners: Come to Christ where all is love.”