St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Living the Moral Life 18

Many people in the past have treated the passions as an evil. Whenever a show of passions would come out, they thought they were sinning. But our passions were given to us by God. They are an essential of our being. However, we have to put them in the rightful place. Our passions were not meant to find the truth or be the sole base to discern what to do. This is what the addictions are all about. People in general get addicted because they do what they want, following their passions. This is why many people were afraid of them and became more stoic. Continue reading


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Mercy; Part 7

Before we enter into the confessional, we have to do what they cal “an Examination of Conscience”. This is where we as Catholics go through our actions and try to discern if there are any sins we may have committed that we need to be forgiven of by Jesus. We usually start with the Ten Commandments. These commandments God had given to Moses on Mount Sinai. Some other religions may have similar rules, but there are some things that are different about the Ten Commandments. Continue reading