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Archive of posts filed under the Morality category.

Do We Shape Our Own World?

Last week I shared an article called “If It’s All About Me…” where I talked “me-centered” people. In that article, I included the following quote from Justice Anthony Kennedy,  “at the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human […]

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BDeuteronomy 18:15-20Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9 (8)1 Corinthians 7:32-35Mark 1:21-28January 31, 2021 What is Jesus remembered for? “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” John 3:16 is one of the […]

If It’s All About Me…

Relativists say you can believe whatever you want as long as you don’t hurt anyone. For relativists, the truth is what you want it to be. For them, it seems, it’s all about me. We pray for them to know God’s Truth. “Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him, “If you remain […]

“For I Know Well the Plans”

It is no secret that 2020 was a difficult year. A number of my blog articles in the last year reflect that. In particular, there were the articles, “2020: What a Year!” and “2020 is Over!”. Now, we try to look forward and develop a plan. With vaccines for the Coronavirus now being distributed, we […]

Many Voices: Who Should We Listen To?

Yesterday I started writing a new blog article, continuing the ongoing articles on the topic of morality. The article applies biblical tests for a prophet to our contemporary problem of hearing many different voices telling us different ways of living that are not all moral. I thought it would be a medium length article. However, […]

Does Hell Really Exist?

I recently wrote an article, “Is Heaven a Crowded Place?”, regarding who gets into Heaven and how we know Satan exists. This followed articles I wrote last summer, “What Will Heaven Be Like?” and “Purgatory as a Gift That Gets Us in Shape for Heaven.” Purgatory and Heaven do exist. That leaves us with the […]

Moral, Immoral, or Amoral

On Tuesday I wrote an article called “Tolerance, Hate Speech, and Dialogue.” The material covered in that article spoke about the meaning of tolerance and the restrictions people want to put on our church in general, but especially on us sharing our Catholic moral teaching. Continuing the articles I have written in recent months on […]

Tolerance, Hate Speech, and Dialogue

“Tolerance” has become a frequently used word.  We do well to ask ourselves what does it mean to “tolerate.”  Why?  Because I think it is being used beyond its actual meaning.  It seems to me that it is being used more in the sense of “relativism” than its actual meaning.  Relativism says that you are […]

Is Heaven a Crowded Place?

Is Heaven a crowded place? I ask the question with mixed feelings. I am an introvert and do not like crowded places. On the other hand, as a Christian and knowing how great a place Heaven is, I desire that everyone ends up in Heaven. God desires everyone to be in Heaven. If God desires […]

What About Accountability?

My recent blog articles on forgiveness as well as my article, “Remembering the Past and Building a Better Future,” have led to discussions with people on the subject of accountability. The question at hand is “does forgiving someone mean they are not accountable for their actions?”. The question of accountability comes up in discussion of […]