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Archbishop Fulton Sheen: The Death of God

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: The Death of God

The Death of God (Part 1) – Archbishop Fulton Sheen

The Death of God (Part 2) – Archbishop Fulton Sheen

The Death of God (Part 3) – Archbishop Fulton Sheen

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Even when he reveals himself, God remains a mystery beyond: “If you understood him it would not be God” (St. Augustine, Sermo 52, 6, 16: PL 38:360 and Sermo 117, 3, 5: PL 38, 663). God of our faith has revealed himself as He who is; and he has made himself known as “abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness” (Ex 34:6). God’s very being is Truth and Love (CCC: 230-231).

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Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Crises of the World

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Crises of the World 

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The consequences of original sin and of all men’s personal sins put the world as a whole in the sinful condition aptly described in St. John’s expression, “the sin of the world” (Jn 1:29). This expression can also refer to the negative influence exerted on people by communal situations and social structures that are the fruit of men’s sins (John Paul II, RP 16; CCC: 408). read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Character Building

 Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Character Building 

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Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life. The virtue of fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of death, and to face trials and persecutions. It disposes one even to renounce and sacrifice his life in defense of a just cause. “The Lord is my strength and my song” (Ps 118:14). “In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (Jn 16:33; CCC: 1808). read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Caring

 

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Caring 

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By his reason, man recognizes the voice of God which urges him “to do what is good and avoid what is evil” (GS 16). Everyone is obliged to follow this law, which makes itself heard in conscience and is fulfilled in the love of God and of neighbor. Living a moral life bears witness to the dignity of the person (CCC: 1706).

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Blessed Charles de Foucauld

 Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Blessed Charles de Foucauld

Published on Jul 21, 2014

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Born into a wealthy French family, Charles lost his faith and his bearings at an early age. It took him many years and wanderings before he met the one whom he called his beloved brother and Lord, Jesus. The more his prayer became a mystical meeting with Jesus; the more he was drawn to seek Jesus in others. His belief in this double presence was a unifying and healing factor in his life. He came to understand his vocation as imitation of the life of Jesus at Nazareth. By this he meant a truly contemplative life rooted in the ordinary life of the poor. read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Anatomy of Melancholy

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Anatomy of Melancholy 

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There are many passions. The most fundamental passion is love, aroused by the attraction of the good. Love causes a desire for the absent good and the hope of obtaining it; this movement finds completion in the pleasure and joy of the good buy finasteride online australia possessed. The apprehension of evil causes hatred, aversion, and fear of the impending evil; this movement ends in sadness at some present evil, or in the anger that resist it. “To love is to will the good of another” (St. Thomas Aquinas; CCC: 1765-1766). read more

Overcoming Obstacles: Pornography

Overcoming Obstacles: Pornography

By Gerald Korson

Wives often consider porn use as damaging as adultery.

Henry seemed to have it all–a loving marriage, four young children, and a solid middle-management position with a local financial corporation. He and his family lived in a good suburban neighborhood and were active in their local parish, where Henry was involved in the music ministry. At 35, he was poised for a promotion to a more lucrative upper-management post.

He always worked long hours, both at the office and at home, but in recent months he had shown signs of wearing down. To his wife and children, he seemed distant, irritable and gloomy, and he was spending longer and longer hours at the computer. He often missed out on family outings, saying he needed to work. Even his co-workers noticed a change for the worse in his mood, efficiency and productivity. He simply wasn’t himself anymore. read more

Humility: Foundation for Marital Happiness

Published on Jan 24, 2014

Deacon James Keating’s newest book, Spousal Prayer: A Way to Marital Happiness affirms that the sharing of hearts is a necessary commitment in both marriage and prayer. If we can learn what the key elements to sharing the heart are and equally what the key elements to receiving the heart of another are, then we will know the greatest of intimacy in both prayer and marriage. The mingling of the love of spouse with and in the love of God is and has always been the foundation for a life of peace, creativity, and vibrancy, not to mention sanctity. In fact, we cannot even understand what marriage is unless we look at how Christ loved His Bride, the Church, till the end (Jn 13:1). For the baptized, Christ has joined His love for the Church to the Sacrament of Marriage and Marriage, to His love for the Church. Each couple is called to allow Jesus to bring them into this great love of His. The couple is not supposed to do all the work of love; they are called to let Jesus gift them with His own spousal love. In other words, couples should let Jesus live His spousal love for the Church over again in their own love for one read more

Four Elements of Conflict Resolution

Four Elements of Conflict Resolution

by USCCB

The fight instinct drives away the learned response to compromise every time.

Having a successful marriage means learning some skills that differ from the skills you need for most other pieces of life. You are in the business of building, maintaining, and protecting a relationship. In many instances in our lives, we are protecting our own interests. In marriage, we sometimes have to put aside what might be our first choice in order to keep the relationship in good health. read more

Do Children Really Make a Marriage Less Happy?

                  Do Children Really Make a Marriage Less Happy?

By Lauri Przybysz, Coordinator of Marriage and Family Life for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Lauri and her husband John are North American Representatives for the International Confederation of Christian Family Movements.

In Church teaching, children are called the “Crown” of marriage, but those same documents also call children the “Cross” of marriage. Experienced parents can testify that children brought happiness and satisfaction to their lives, but they know it is not easy to raise a family. Research confirms that marital happiness suffers when children arrive. Think about those early years, and you would know what they theologians and scientists are talking about. read more