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Who Am I to Judge? CRISIS MAGAZINE - February 26, 2015 I am sick and tired of this "who am I to judge?" silliness. Only God can judge the state of the human soul. But it is pure humbug to suggest we cannot and should not judge human behavior. Reluctance to judge moral behavior is the inevitable consequence of moral relativism and moral subjectivism that has eroded confidence in the ability to determine objective moral truth on which sound judgment is based. Judgment is an essential component of the exercise ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/TvERtfzBJ20/who-am-i-to-judge

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time. LEPROSY - Sins GLORIA OLIVAE - February 16, 2015 ... of repentance.' While the leper is helped by the provisions of the law to realize he is a leper, the sinner must be helped by the dogmas taught by Christ to realize the state of his leprous soul. The state of the sinner's soul is pitiable and charity demands that he pities himself because there is absolutely no one who can help him except God. And he must make the first move. Of course, God can always make the first move but God cannot violate the free will of the person. This ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2015_02_01_archive.html#3742704491259211605

Angelus: The Gospel Changes Life VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - February 2, 2015 ... It possesses the strength to astonish us". "The Gospel is the word of life: it does not oppress people, but on the contrary, frees those who are enslaved by the many evil spirits of this world: the spirit of vanity, attachment to money, pride, sensuality; the Gospel changes hearts, changes lives, transforms the inclination to evil into good resolutions. The Gospel is capable of changing people. Therefore, it is the duty of Christians to spread this redeeming power everywhere, becoming ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/02/angelus-gospel-changes-life.html

The Year of Consecrated Life (4): What Is "Consecration"? CATHOLIC COMMENTARY - January 31, 2015 ... places (the tabernacle, the Temple in Jerusalem), and times (the Sabbath) that can be consecrated - that is separated from the profane and dedicated towards God. These consecrations are also expressed in signs (circumcision), that then in themselves become consecrated. He suggests that Jesus left to his Church a much reduced ritual, comprising especially the Sacraments. Within this dynamic of consecration there is a "moment" in which God acts - it is the divine intervention which achieves a ...http://rccommentary2.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-year-of-consecrated-life-4-what-is.html

Jan. 31st: SAINT DON BOSCO: PASSION FOR SOULS, ZEAL FOR THE YOUNG ... MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - January 30, 2015 http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/01/jan.html

The Most Effective Antidote to Violence Is Accepting Difference As Richness VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - January 26, 2015 ... life, his physical integrity, his dignity and the rights deriving from that dignity, his reputation, his property, his ethnic and cultural identity, his ideas and his political choices". The Pope expressed his wish that this "valuable" Institute, may increasingly become "a point of reference for the formation of Christians who work in the field of interreligious dialogue" and that it may establish a fruitful collaboration with other Pontifical universities and research centres, both Christian ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-most-effective-antidote-to-violence.html

Practicing What We Believe CATHOLIC AMERICAN EYES IN KOREA - January 25, 2015 ... human dignity, common good, solidarity, subsidiarity, the universal use of our resources for the good of all, are all basically accepted by most Catholics. In the details is where we have disagreement. We are made in the image of God and have dignity, but when we bring up issues in our society and our place besides the poor, and those whose human rights are ignored we have a difference of opinion. We speak a lot about the common good but when it comes in ...http://catholicamericaneyesinkorea.blogspot.com/2015/01/practicing-what-we-believe.html

Christians in an X-Rated World HEART FOR GOD - January 18, 2015 ... called "Victorian prudishness?" Another lie Paul had to deal with was a perversion of the gospel. He starts his comments in v12 with something the Corinthians were saying to justify their immorality: everything is permissible for me. Is a Christian free to do any and everything? Does Christian profession and baptism mean you can sleep around and feed on pornography and yet get by with it? Paul asked the same question of the Romans: Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? His answer ...http://heartforgodltd.blogspot.com/2015/01/christians-in-x-rated-world.html

A Brief Thought on Charlie CATHOLIC COMMENTARY - January 10, 2015 ... much of the discussion about Charlie Hebdo has been that the material it publishes falls under this provision of freedom of expression, understood as conveying a right to say and publish pretty much anything that one wishes - regardless. I am not sure that the specification of the right contained in the last clause of Article 19 does in fact convey such a right. Article 12 of the Declaration reads, with italics added to indicate the element of the Article relevant to the present discussion: No ...http://rccommentary2.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-brief-thought-on-charlie.html

Theology of the Bawdy CRISIS MAGAZINE - January 6, 2015 ... not provocative or malicious. They are merely mischievous. Though, objectively, they depict sin, or at least sinful nature, they retain an element of innocence and playfulness, providing a momentary and recreational escape from the law. One may even surmise that the bawdy is a bizarre return to the Garden of Eden, where a lack of shame regarding the body dominates without the sense of sinfulness. The bawdy is undeniably more intellectual than passionate, turning on puns, absurdity, ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/Krc4QwmUrS8/theology-bawdy

Mercy: How God Loves TWO CATHOLIC MEN AND A BLOG - January 1, 2015 ... is his mercy. That is, the way God loves is to give way kenotically to the other, to become less, making room for the other (93). We hear more of kenosis , or self-emptying, in Philippians 2:7, where Jesus "emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance." It is the nature of love to empty oneself to make room for the lover. The proper response to the love of God is to mirror this same self-emptying back to ...http://2catholicmen.blogspot.com/2015/01/mercy-how-god-loves.html

Yes, Virginia, Santa Has a Face CRISIS MAGAZINE - December 23, 2014 ... particular ways which may differ from their historical selves is not necessarily a mistake in history, nor is it necessarily a social or political statement. There can be room for an enculturated depiction of Santa Claus in Catholic tradition just as there is room for the Calling of St. Matthew painting, and to accuse someone who depicts Santa as darker or lighter than most natives of Turkey of not knowing what St. Nicholas really looked like would be like accusing Caravaggio of thinking ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/3vxlhORpiV0/yes-virginia-santa-face

The Role of Beauty in the Formation of Men As Men CRISIS MAGAZINE - December 18, 2014 ... manner can cause being to recede into the shadow in favor of an almost exclusive focus on that being's usefulness and practical purpose. Beauty counters this tendency and reveals something as worthwhile simply because it exists and because it is what it is. A man who has been pierced by the beauty of his bride will die for her not because his death will be of any practical use to himself, but because through her beauty (not just physical but also personal and spiritual) he has seen through a ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/QPq3SIgzhCA/role-beauty-formation-men-men

Progressive Dematerialization EDWARD FESER - December 2, 2014 ... "first-person" features of a conscious experience, such as the way red looks or the way pain feels) as that aspect of the mind which cannot in principle be reduced to brain activity or the like. Yet Thomistic writers also often speak even of perceptual experience (and not just of abstract thought) as involving an immaterial element. And they need not deny that qualia-oriented arguments like the "zombie argument," Frank Jackson's "knowledge argument," Thomas Nagel's "bat ...http://edwardfeser.blogspot.com/2014/12/progressive-dematerialization.html