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Catholicism is Impossible

December 29, AD 2017 1 Comment
Catholicism is Impossible

Earlier this week a friend of mine shared an article on Facebook, written by Melinda Selmys of Catholic Authenticity on Patheos. In the blog she describes some of the challenges surrounding the use of NFP, particularly the issues that arise when the risk of an unintended pregnancy are so high as to be unacceptable, but […]

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The Two Kingdoms

May 1, AD 2017 0 Comments
The Two Kingdoms

No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. – Matthew 6:24/Luke 16:13 (The Sermon on the Mount) God is Love (1 John 4:8), and we are made in the […]

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10 Steps to Beat Pornography

May 2, AD 2015 1 Comment
10 Steps to Beat Pornography

Pornography is a big problem in modern society. Actually, no. Pornography is a huge problem in modern society. Did you know that 10-15% of all search engine requests and 20% of smart phone searches are for pornography? Studies show that 90% of boys and 60% of girls are exposed to pornography before they are 18 […]

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Emotional Discipline (My Recovery From Addiction)

February 14, AD 2015 11 Comments
Emotional Discipline (My Recovery From Addiction)

I’ve never been in a violent or abusive relationship – not physically, emotionally, psychologically, or sexually – and for that I am truly and eternally grateful. But I have been without self-esteem or confidence, I have been desperate, I have been violent towards myself, and, most tragically, I have been an addict. It has been […]

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Blessed are the Pure in Heart: Finding Freedom from Porn Addiction — Part II

May 5, AD 2014 3 Comments
Blessed are the Pure in Heart: Finding Freedom from Porn Addiction — Part II

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God….” –Matthew 5:8 One of the paintings that is most dear to my heart is Diego Velazquez’s The Temptation of St. Thomas Aquinas. For anyone who has struggled with sexual sins, I think this work has the power to evoke many different feelings. In it I […]

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In Christ a New Creation: Finding Hope in Porn-Addiction — Part I

April 3, AD 2014 10 Comments
In Christ a New Creation: Finding Hope in Porn-Addiction — Part I

“Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” –John 4:14 I recently read the article that Sr. Theresa Noble wrote about the Duke “adult film-actress” Belle Knox and have been reflecting on it ever since. To be […]

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Duke’s Porn Star and Pope Francis’ Lenten Intentions

March 15, AD 2014 25 Comments
Duke’s Porn Star and Pope Francis’ Lenten Intentions

Pope Francis’ Lenten message for 2014 calls all Catholics to confront destitution in its varying forms of extreme poverty, spiritual destitution, and moral destitution. He writes: “Moral destitution…consists in slavery to vice and sin. How much pain is caused in families because one of their members – often a young person – is in thrall […]

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Children and Online Porn: Five Quick Stats

August 31, AD 2013 6 Comments
Children and Online Porn: Five Quick Stats

In our media world children will almost certainly be exposed to images and material that can have a negative impact on their moral and psychological development. Exposure to pornography is one such concern that should be on every parent’s radar. First, some statistics about children and exposure to online pornography: 1. One study in the […]

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