As human beings, we possess real freedom as creatures made in the image and likeness of God, and with this freedom comes true creative potential. That is, through an act of the will, we can bring into being new thoughts, words, and acts that have never existed before. In a real way, we can create […]
They confess to looking at pornography and masturbating. It’s awkward, I know, to say it so candidly, but the only way to defeat pornography in our lives is to admit that we have a widespread problem with it. Vice, Firmly Entrenched By the time I was in high school, the habit of lusting after women via […]
Making a good confession demands prior preparation. The better the prior preparation, the more abundant the graces and the more overflowing the river of peace in your soul. Following are ten short helps to make the best confession in your life. 1. Improving Your Reception As Catholics two of the most important actions we can accomplish are […]
While it is difficult for those who don’t frequent the sacrament of confession to understand, there is great joy to be found in true repentance. Perhaps one of the best illustrations of this joy is found in the 1986 movie, The Mission. First, some context. Rodrigo Mendoza is a former slave trader and mercenary, and he has spent years capturing […]
Let’s talk about porn. I know it it’s an uncomfortable subject, but ignoring it will do no good. The fact is, pornography addiction is a massive and growing problem—especially for men. If you don’t believe me, here are some shocking statistics: 12% of websites online are pornographic Every second, over 28,000 people are looking at […]
“If there is a heavenly idea in the Catholic Church, surely, next after the Blessed Sacrament, Confession is such.” -Blessed John Henry Newman Confession is one of my favorite sacraments, and I try to go as often as I can. But this wasn’t always the case. I am a convert, and I still remember the awkwardness […]
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