Self-Defence & Its Legitimacy

Today, in fact, as a consequence of the possibilities which the state has for effectively preventing crime, by rendering one who has committed an offense incapable of doing harm – without definitely taking away from him the possibility of redeeming himself – the cases in which the execution of the offender is an absolute necessity “are very rare, if not practically nonexistent.”
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Divorced & Remarried, & Familiaris Consortio

The Church reaffirms her practice, which is based upon Sacred Scripture, of not admitting to Eucharistic Communion divorced persons who have remarried. They are unable to be admitted thereto from the fact that their state and condition of life objectively contradict that union of love between Christ and the Church which is signified and effected by the Eucharist.
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Catholic & Going On Vacation; What About Mass?

What should you do if you’re a Catholic and going out on vacations? Below is the response from Bishop Paul Terrio of St. Paul, Alta.

“The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays is a precept that is rooted in the Third Commandment (…) Catholics are called to obey this precept “on pain of mortal sin” which means that if we miss Mass without grave cause we should not receive Holy Communion again until we have been given absolution in the sacrament of Confession…”
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“The SSPV are dangerous, as they hold the view that the Seat of Peter is empty, and thereby they reject the infallible teaching of the First Vatican Council. Notice it brings them back to Vatican I and not Vatican II… This brought unto them the two choices of Christ or nothing. Their two choices are as follows: His Holiness Pope Francis is the successor of Peter. OR : Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, is not Divine.”
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Can Natural Family Planning be Misused?

NFP is to be used so that the love, trust, and respect between a man and a woman flourishes… and the best way to grasp this love is to look at a newborn child. A new and beautiful human being, created in the image and likeness of God, through and with love. Man and women are made in the image and likeness of God. So how exactly is this fulfilled? Continue reading Can Natural Family Planning be Misused?

Can You Get in Heaven by Being a Good Person?

If you had to die now, where would you go? If Joe is a good guy, will he get to heaven? I bet you have often hear people say “Oh, Joe whatever, he’s not a Christian, he’s not Catholic, but he’s still a good person.” Joe might be or look like a good person, however, does being a good person by society’s norms get you to go to heaven? The answer is, not at all. To go to heaven you have to be a righteous person, or at the very least strive to be one, if you’re not there yet.
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