Tag Archives: Obedience

Do I Really Love God?

Father Cassilly writes: “We need not be distressed by uncertainty whether we love God, for Christ Himself has given us the criterion. At the Last Supper He said to His Apostles: ‘He that hath My commandments and keepeth them, he … Continue reading

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Consequences of the Incarnation

Father Pegues writes: “The consequences of the Incarnation were that Christ was subject to the Father; that He prayed; that He served God the Father by His priesthood.” Concerning Christ’s subjection to His Father: “He was subject to the Father … Continue reading

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Eve and Mary

St. Irenaeus of Lyons (b. ca. 140-60) in his book Adversus haereses (Against Heresies) extends St. Justin’s parallel between Eve the mother of the human race and Mary the mother of Jesus Christ. In Book Five, Chapter Nineteen, St. Irenaeus … 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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An Obedient Will

St. Francis de Sales encourages the cultivation of a will that is wholly obedient to God and trusts in Divine Providence: “There are two kinds of wills: one says, ‘I would like very much to do good, but it costs … Continue reading

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Banishing God

Many fear that the God under Whom many nations were founded is being pushed out of society for fear of offending some members of society. This was addressed by William Bernard Ullathorne, a Benedictine monk and Roman Catholic priest who … Continue reading

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Crossing the Line

Padre Quadrupani draws a thick line between involuntarily temptations and the voluntary commission of sin. “The attraction of the feelings towards the object presented by the imagination is at times so strong that the will seems to have been carried … Continue reading

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