St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Living the Moral Life 51

A couple articles ago we went through the object of the act, the intentions and circumstances. The object of the act answers primarily the question: Is this act good or bad? Killing somebody is a bad act and can never be made into a good act. However, piety is a good act, but still can have a lack of goodness in it by doing the act with pride. The intentions and circumstances answer the other question: How responsible am I in the act (culpability)? They also help us to discern if the act has a lack of goodness. The intention of    pride makes a lack of goodness in the act of piety. (Lk 18:7-14 & Rom 3:8) Continue reading


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Conquer Suffering


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Dignity of Women and The Faith They Need