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Reflection on the First Sunday of Lent, Matthew 4:1-11 BIG C CATHOLICS - February 26, 2017 ... brought condemnation and death. Jesus' act of dying on the cross forgave Adam's sin and brought forgiveness and life to all. In Lent, the faithful Christian seeks forgiveness for the sins of his or her life that come through the tree of Adam. Through works of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, the person makes a concerted effort to surface that which in his life is sinful. The path to forgiveness and life in Christ is to carry one's cross with him over Golgotha. Lent helps the ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/02/reflection-on-first-sunday-of-lent.html
Easy Come Easy Go? ADAM'S ALE - January 11, 2017 ... Christian/spouse/parent/friend/sibling/child . . . You know . . . if it wasn't for this strong desire (maybe addiction) you could be such a better man or woman for others. It is awful! The temptation seems to sit there at the back of your mind, waiting for a moment of quiet or the right opportunity to flare up and demand your attention. Your love would be purer if only God would grant this one wish - perhaps it is the wish that Paul had - take this thorn from my side. Now ...http://clevelandpriest.blogspot.com/2017/01/easy-come-easy-go.html
Why Was Jesus Born at Midnight? CATHOLIC HOTDISH - December 22, 2016 ... might not be exposed" (Jn 3:20). Evil thoughts are dark thinking (Mt 6:23; Lk 11:34). Evil deeds are done under the cover of darkness. When Judas departed from the Last Supper to betray Jesus, "it was night" (Jn 13:30). Jesus explained that "whoever walks in the dark does not know where he is going" (Jn 12:35). Darkness is to walk in the wrong direction, and to stumble and fall. Police have a saying: "Nothing good happens after midnight." Late night is the time that most crimes are committed: ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CatholicHotdish/~3/36wNaeKFwYs/
Identity-Based Outreach Ministries Blur the Lines Between Overcoming Sin and Celebrating It UNAM SANCTAM CATHOLICAM - December 14, 2016 ... modern sociological view of "celebrating" the "gifts" that each distinct "community" brings. This is very dangerous - not because, say LGBT people don't have gifts, but none of the gifts they have are because they are LGBT. An LGBT person might be intelligent, have a great singing voice, be good with accounting, or whatever, but none of those gifts are grounded in their sexual disorders. One might object that a sinner can bring a particular insight as a result of struggling with their ...http://unamsanctamcatholicam.blogspot.com/2016/12/identity-based-outreach-ministries-blur.html
Making Sense of Catholic Marriage THE FIFTH COLUMN - December 5, 2016 ... added this in the next paragraph: "In other more complex circumstances, and when it is not possible to obtain a declaration of nullity," the document continues, "the aforementioned option may not, in fact, be viable. Nonetheless, it is equally possible to undertake a journey of discernment." And "if one arrives at the recognition that, in a concrete case, there are limitations that diminish responsibility and culpability (cf. 301-302), particularly when a person judges that he would fall into ...http://skellmeyer.blogspot.com/2016/12/making-sense-of-catholic-marriage.html