Monthly Archives: July 2013

A soldier of State and soldier for Christ

July 31 St. Ignatius was born in the family castle in Guipúzcoa, Spain, the youngest of 13 children, and was called Iñigo. When he was old enough, he became a page, and then a soldier of Spain to fight against … Continue reading

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Why is the production and consumption of pornography a sin against charity?

Pornography   The Sixth Commandment: You shall not commit adultery. Someone who misuses love by detaching human sexuality from the intimacy of a committed, loving relationship between two spouses and turns it into commercial goods sins seriously. Anyone who produces, … Continue reading

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Why is prostitution a form of fornication?

   Prostitution   The Sixth Commandment: You shall not commit adultery. In prostitution “love” becomes a commodity and the person is degraded to an object of pleasure. That is why prostitution is a serious offense against human dignity and a … Continue reading

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Of Jachim & Anne and modern parenting lessons

Their feastday is on July 26 annually. By tradition Joachim and Anne are considered to be the names of the parents of Mary, the Mother of God. We have no historical evidence, however, of any elements of their lives, including … Continue reading

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Premarital Sexual Relations  and The Sixth Commandment: You shall not commit adultery.

Why is the Church against premarital sexual relations? Because she would like to protect love. A person can give someone else no greater gift than himself . “I love you” means for both: “I want only you, I want all … Continue reading

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Does everybody have to be chaste, even married people?

Chaste Marriages   The Sixth Commandment: You shall not commit adultery. Yes, every Christian should be loving and chaste, whether he is young or old, lives alone or is married. [2348-2349, 2394] Not everyone is called to marriage, but everyone … Continue reading

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 12:1-8.

Attributed to Saint Macarius of Egypt : “The Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath” Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 12:1-8. Jesus was going through a field of grain on the sabbath. His disciples were … Continue reading

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A tutor and a saint

July 19 Died: 450 Confessor and hermit on the Nile. Arsenius, who was born in Rome in 354, was the tutor of the children of Emperors Theodosius I the Great, Arcadius, and Honorius. At that time, Arsenius was a Roman … Continue reading

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Peace & Anger The Fifth Commandment: You shall not kill.

What is peace?  Peace is the consequence of justice and the sign of love put into action. Where there is peace, “every creature can come to rest in good order” (Thomas Aquinas). Earthly peace is the image of the peace … Continue reading

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How do Christians treat the corpse of someone who has died? 

Respect for the Dead The Fifth Commandment: You shall not kill. How do Christians treat the corpse of someone who has died?  Christians treat the corpse of a dead person respectfully and lovingly, realizing that God has called him to the … Continue reading

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