Tagged: Mortal Sin

“I am not worthy”

“Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof.” We say these words at every Mass, conscious of our smallness before the greatness of God in the Sacrament of his Love. At the same time, much of...

“I am not worthy”

The Mortal Sin of Racism

In 2020, racial violence and police brutality towards Black persons have profoundly marked this tragic year beset by the Coronavirus pandemic. We’re concluding Black Catholic History Month today. Various Catholic organizations noted the celebration in some way. For example, the...

The Mortal Sin of Racism

Easter People and the Fear of Death

We are in the midst of a world-changing pandemic, and many of our actions right now are governed by fear, for good reason. On some level, each of us fears the painful death that can result from being infected by...

Easter People and the Fear of Death

Mortal Sin: the Consequences of Confusion

A common confusion I see among Catholics is a misunderstanding of mortal sin that conflates mortal sin and grave matter. This misunderstanding has serious consequences and distorts the very heart of our faith.  Concerning mortal sin, the Catechism says: “Mortal...

Mortal Sin: the Consequences of Confusion