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Can you explain the moral distinctions in these situations? Are these examples of legalism?

Full Question How do I deal with legalism when I encounter it? For example, on the last day when the books of life are opened, will God care whether somebo…

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The Heart's Darkness

Saturn Devouring His Son (1819) by Francisco Goya. Located in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. For a so-called “Romantic," the great Spanish painter…

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Daily Homily: Remove the Wooden Beam

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Pictures of a young Argentinian nun - smiling and serene though dying from a devastating battle with cancer - have erupted on social media, with thousands shari…

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Louisiana bishop calls for aid after ‘worst US natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy’

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25 Nov 2015 Middle East News Comments (2)

ISIS releases 10 Syrian Christian Hostages

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Priests Should Not Be Forced to Break the Seal of Confession

According to theCatholic News Agency a priest in Louisiana may be forced to reveal what was said during a confession when he testifies in an upcoming civil suit…

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04 Feb 2016 Articles No comments

A Pope’s Answer to the Problem of Pain

He was in third grade when his mother died; his only sibling, an older brother, died three years later; he discovered his father dead on the floor in their apar…

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Mark Rylance to play the Holy Father (Pope Pius IX) in New film

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European bishops: pray for the care of creation

The Council of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) has issued a message encouraging the continent’s bishops to take part in the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1.

Describing the care of creation as a “central theme" in ecumenical dialogue with the Orthodox, the message called upon Catholics to “welcome this time of prayer as an opportunity to respond to the responsibility to which the Lord calls together all people, to become true stewards of what He has entrusted to them."


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