Category Archives: Christianity

A Truly False Conscience

The editor of Light and Peace remarks how some people with a sincere desire to serve God fear that they might have a false conscience, that they might be laboring under a deceptive self-illusion that makes them think they are … Continue reading

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Frequency of Holy Communion

The Psalmist cries out: “My heart is withered; because I forgot to eat my bread.” (Ps 101:4) On the question of the frequency of receiving Holy Communion, Light and Peace draws from the wisdom of St. Ambrose of Milan and … Continue reading

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Holy Communion

Christ declares: “Unless ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His blood, ye shall not have life in you.” (John 6:54) Padre Quadrupani addresses three common excuses given for not receiving Holy Communion more frequently: Some … Continue reading

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Conversion

The editor of Light and Peace quotes St. Francis de Sales extensively on various aspects of conversion from sin: St. Francis says: “God has, indeed, on some occasions cured sinners instantaneously and without leaving in them any trace of their … Continue reading

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Sorrow for Sin

Padre Quadrupani teaches that, since contrition is an act of the will, “sighs, tears, sensible sorrow are not necessary elements of true contrition.” Nevertheless, some degree of sorrow more often than not accompanies contrition and repentance. But good and useful … Continue reading

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Contrition

Padre Quadrupani discusses contrition: what it is and what it is not. He writes: “Contrition is essentially an act of the will by which we detest our past sins and resolve not to commit them in future. Hence sighs, tears, … Continue reading

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Moderation in Penance

Padre Quadrupani draws upon the wisdom and experience of Catholic saints to urge moderation in the practice of penance. “St. Jerome teaches that when the devil cannot turn a soul away from the love of virtue, he tries to urge … Continue reading

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