Category Archives: Confession

A guess about the unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit

Could the unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit be as follows? If in confession we are to be our own accusers, it’s clear that we are not to be our own judge (paraphrasing a Latin quote: No one is to … Continue reading

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Why it is crucially important to be keenly aware that you are a sinner

If you are not thoroughly aware of your sinfulness and do not identify yourself as a sinner, you place yourself in a condition of moral hazard. The reason? When somebody sins against you, you will unknowingly behave in such a … Continue reading

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God, the merciful alchemist

God is said to draw good out of evil, but it can be hard to see beneath the surface of such a statement without illustrations of just what is meant by this assertion. God takes those things in our lives … Continue reading

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Baptized at conception?

So many people have problems with the idea of Mary being conceived without sin, yet it is such a beautiful doctrine. Take the Annunciation. The first obvious thought is that being free from sin, Mary is more likely to say … Continue reading

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