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Rash Judgment

Archbishop Ullathorne asks the question: “How can anyone, having the light of Christ, think any other really worse than himself?” “To form true judgment of any soul, we must have the sum of all these elements of knowledge before us. … Continue reading

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When Did We See Thee Hungry?

Father Benson, commenting on Christ’s description of His future return to judge mankind (Mt 25:31-46), says: “On the one hand, He tells us, stand the saved; and on the other the lost; and the only reason He actually assigns, in … Continue reading

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Holy Fear of God Inspires Confidence

Father Frassinetti states: “The holy fear of God ought to inspire great confidence. . . . He inspires in us the feeling of His holy fear that we may avoid sin, that we may repent when we have sinned, that … Continue reading

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When Fear of God Is Not Tranquil

Father Frassinetti reasons that, because the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of peace, order, and tranquility, it must follow that the fear of God, which is a gift of the Holy Spirit, must likewise be peaceful, orderly, and tranquil. Consequently, … Continue reading

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The Fourth Effect of Venial Sin

Cardinal Manning says that the fourth effect of venial sins is that they displease God. He adds, “Can any sin be small which displeases God? When we walk about at noonday, we walk about in the full splendour of the … Continue reading

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What Is Hell?

Cardinal Manning cautions: “Let no impostors, who pretend to philosophy and to criticism, lead you for one moment to believe that the existence of hell and eternal punishment is by an arbitrary law, by a mere act of Divine legislation, … Continue reading

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The Fourth and Fifth Effects of Mortal Sin

Cardinal Manning explains that the fourth effect of mortal sin is that “the soul in itself begins to lose its vigour and its strength.” Every human person “needs the help of nature and of grace: and the supernatural gifts of … Continue reading

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