Masturbation happens in every culture, across every period of history, and it’s the way most adolescents discover what they enjoy before embarking on adult sexual relationships. However, if it’s becoming an obsession that inhibits other aspects of your life, or you belong to a religion or philosophy that forbids masturbation, then it’s possible to curb
The way you perceive God affects everything you believe about life and your entire faith-outlook. If you believe God is a Father who forgives, you’d never lose heart no matter how bad your sins are, but if you believe that God is vengeful you’ll be afraid to even approach him in the Sacraments especially Penance.
Even as sinful people in a society filled with violence and increasing secularism, we have hope because Christ’s cross perdures, the papal preacher said at the Vatican’s Good Friday Service. “The cross, then, does not ‘stand’ against the world but for the world: to give meaning to all the suffering that has been, that is,
Francis held his final general audience before Easter The cross, loving service and humble sacrifice are the only way to overcome evil and give hope to the world, Pope Francis said. Those who love their own lives and always hunger for more are the losers, the Pope said at his weekly general audience April 12.
On the one hand, Jesus is highly respected by all Muslims, for he is venerated in the Qur’an. On the other hand, most Muslims are unaware of the teachings of Jesus. One Islamic writer suggests a more serious Muslim consideration of Jesus could make strides for living together around the world in peace. “Jesus addressed
Pope Francis delivered a special Palm Sunday homily at St. Peter’s Square. The Pontiff prepared remarks, which were later provided by Vatican Radio: “Today’s celebration can be said to be bittersweet. It is joyful and sorrowful at the same time. We celebrate the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem to the cries of his disciples who acclaim
The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ April prayer intention video, in which he issues a challenge to today’s youth. According to Vatican Radio, April’s prayer intention is dedicated to youths. “For young people, that they might know how to respond generously to the vocation God has given them, and immerse themselves in the great causes
During Lent we should seek to return to him with a whole heart, the Pope said in a morning homily Lent is a time for Christians to reflect on the ways they have disappointed God and resolve to return to him with their whole hearts, Pope Francis has said. “To forget that God created us,
Being deaf to God’s voice leads to the ‘path of unfaithfulness’, the Pope said Not listening to God’s voice can distance Christians from him and lead them instead to seek solace in worldly idols that offer only doubt and confusion, Pope Francis has said. When Catholics are “deaf to the word of God”, their hearts
During his general audience, Pope Francis revealed one of the gravest sins an employer could do to an employee. The audience began with great emotion as a small group of Chinese pilgrims payed homage to the Pontiff. They approached him on their knees and wept at his feet as His Holiness blessed them in St.