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  • Greed: A Meditation on an Underreported Sin

    07/21/2017 7:38:48 AM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-20-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Greed: A Meditation on an Underreported Sin Msgr. Charles Pope • July 20, 2017 • One of the more underreported sins is greed. It is easy to conclude that greed is something manifested by “that other person,” who has more than I do. Yes, that rich guy over there, the one who earns a dollar more per hour than I do; he’s greedy, but I’m not.But honestly, does any one of us ever come to a point in our life when we say, “I earn more than enough money. I’ll just give the rest away”? Not on your life!Almost...
  • Antidote for sloth? (One of the deadly sins)

    12/05/2015 9:55:09 AM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies ^ | 4/8/2015 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Antidote for sloth? 4/8/2015 Q. Do you have any suggestions for a person who is guilty of sloth and laziness? On account of it, I am often sluggish and this keeps me from many of my responsibilities and duties to be a good and prayerful Catholic.— N.W., Baltimore, Md. A. Here’s a reply from Msgr. Charles Pope: Sloth, which is one of the seven capital sins, is sorrow or aversion to the good things that God is offering us. And thus one who has sloth — and hears that God can save them from sins and enable them to do many...
  • How Does Pride Accumulate in Our Life? A Reflection on a Teaching by St. Bernard of Clairvaux

    02/25/2015 6:27:05 AM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-24-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Does Pride Accumulate in Our Life? A Reflection on a Teaching by St. Bernard of Clairvaux By: Msgr. Charles PopeSo you think the idea of the “Twelve Steps” is new? Well, if you think you’ve got a new idea, go back and see how the Greeks put it, or in this case how the Medieval Latins put it. St. Bernard of Clairvaux identified twelve steps up the mountain of pride in his work Steps of Humility and Pride.In today’s post, we focus on the Twelve Steps of Pride. Tomorrow, we’ll tackle the Twelve Steps of Humility (from St. Benedict’s rule). ...
  • Catalog of Sin All Items are in Stock, Free Shipping and Handling from the Supplier

    11/18/2014 7:50:17 AM PST · by Salvation · 99 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-17-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Catalog of Sin – All Items are in Stock, Free Shipping and Handling from the Supplier By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe video at the bottom of the page is something of a spoof on drug commercials, treating sin like a drug. Wait till you hear the side-effects disclaimer at the end. I also thought today of doing a little post on the sins that cry to heaven for vengeance since I was talking to a parishioner today, who is suffering because his employer has not paid him for three weeks. The employer, a shipping agency says this is  due to “administrative...
  • On Sloth and the Noonday Devil

    06/10/2013 3:52:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 6/9/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the more misunderstood of the deadly sins is sloth. In the wider culture sloth is often equated simply with laziness.But sloth has a lot more subtleties than simple laziness. In fact, sloth can sometimes manifest as workaholism and other frantic worldly activities and busyness.This is because sloth is most fundamentally defined as a sorrow or aversion to the good things that God offers such as a moral life, and deeper spiritual fruitfulness etc. There are some who find such things unappealing, and instead of joyfully accepting these gifts, they are sorrowful toward them or averse. One way to...
  • Maps of Seven Deadly Sins in America

    12/24/2013 12:28:24 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 17 replies
    Memolition ^ | ca. 12/10/13
    Geographers from Kansas State Universityhave created a map of the spatial distribution of the Seven Deadly Sins across the United States. How? By mapping demographic data related to each of the Sins. Below are screenshots of the maps in standard deviation units; red naturally is more sinful, blue less sinful.
  • SLOTH: All That is Evil and Sucky Likes It When You Become a Dejected Little Monkey

    11/03/2013 5:45:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | November 3, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Do any of you remember back in the day when, if you were a listless, visionless, slack-jawed, gum-smackin laggard, your parents and peers would look at you weirdly and they wouldnt make excuses for you, or say you have some special disease like lazyassotosis, and thats why youre such a daft dasypygal? In addition, how many can hearken back to a bygone era when you actually would be held criminally liable, or at least looked at weirdly, by culture when you didnt try to help, if able, to stop a crime or rescue a damsel in distress? Further, and...
  • The Meanest of the Seven Deadly Sins?

    11/16/2011 5:48:46 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 18 replies ^ | 11.14.11 | Chuck Colson
    An old Russian joke tells about a poor peasant whose better-off neighbor has just gotten a cow. In his anguish, the peasant cries out to God for relief from his distress. When God replies and asks him what he wants him to do, the peasant replies, "Kill the cow." The joke illustrates an important point about human nature: The line between clamoring for justice and envy can be very thin. The subject came to mind when I read a recent column by Ross Douthat in the New York Times about the issue of income inequality and the redistribution of wealth....
  • Gilligan's Island And The 7 Deadly Sins

    06/30/2010 11:35:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 67 replies · 1+ views
    If I described to you a hit television show with deep Christian underpinnings and hidden meanings about a bunch of people being stranded on a strange island which had some audience speculating that the characters were in "Hell," what show would you say we were discussing? Gilligan's Island, of course. Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of Gilligan's Island, said he patterned the seven stranded castaways after the seven deadly sins but he didn't admit it until years later in his book about the show. I'm sure you can attribute the sins to the proper characters but here they are: The Professor...
  • Prayer to be Freed of the Seven Deadly Sins

    03/04/2010 3:59:06 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 421+ views
    O Jesus, meek Savior and Prince of Peace, implant in me the virtues of gentleness and patience. Let me curb the fury of anger and restrain all resentment and impatience so as to overcome evil with good, attain your peace, and rejoice in Your love.O Jesus, Model of humility, divest me of all pride and arrogance. Let me acknowledge my weakness and sinfulness, so that I may bear mockery and contempt for Your sake and esteem myself as lowly in your sight.O Jesus, Teacher of abstinence, help me to serve You rather than our appetites. Keep me from gluttony -...
  • Satan's Arsenal: "The Seven Deadly Sins"

    09/25/2006 9:24:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 100 replies · 2,238+ views ^ | not available | Peter and Paul Ministries
    Satan's Arsenal"The Seven Deadly Sins" Peter and Paul Ministries 1)The SIN of PRIDE:Pride is the "mother of all sins" and is the cause of every other sin. Pride is an excessive self-love. Examples of Pride:* Boasting* Arrogance* Inordinate exaltation of oneself* The total rejection of the Catholic Church.* Stating one is already saved.* Picking and choosing Catholic teachings one wishes to follow. 2) The SIN of GREED:Greed wants to get its " fair share" and much more.The unquenchable desire for money or material possessions. Examples of Greed:* The love of money* Obsessive consumerism * Living beyond ones means *...
  • The Anatomy of Envy

    09/25/2006 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 807+ views ^ | 9-25-06 | Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D
    byMarcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. Other Articles byMarcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. Anatomy of Envy 09/25/06 Recently a prominent CEO told a mixed group of business leaders that regardless of their religion they simply had to read the Bible. Why? Because success in business depends not so much upon understanding financial reports as it does upon understanding people. And when it comes to a book that reveals what makes people tick, there is none better than the Bible. Perhaps Christians ought to pay heed to this businessman. We often get our ideas about people more from our own wishful thinking than Gods inspired...
  • gay prides seat belt shock

    06/26/2005 9:17:30 AM PDT · by Dane · 40 replies · 1,664+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/26/05 | Neil Steinberg
    ...With the sidewalks jammed, I scooped my little guy and held him in my arms and we watched the passing carnival - muscle boys in tiny swimsuits, transvestites on roller skates, gay celebrities sitting on the back of open convertibles. My young son's eyes goggled in alarm. "Daddy," he said, pointing, "those men ... they're not wearing seat belts. It isn't safe." He was so upset that the only way to settle him down was to go to a cop, grimly holding back the crowd, and inform him of the infraction. He looked at me as if I was insane....
  • Lust declared virtue, not vice

    01/11/2004 11:05:22 AM PST · by rpage3 · 22 replies · 185+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/11/04 | BBC
    Lust has been wrongly branded a vice and should be "reclaimed for humanity" as a life-affirming virtue, according to a top philsopher. Professor Simon Blackburn of Cambridge University is trying to "rescue" lust, arguing it has been wrongly condemned for centuries, the Sunday Times says. His campaign is part of an Oxford University Press project on the modern relevance of the seven deadly sins. The list of sins was drawn up by Pope Gregory the Great in the 6th Century. OUP has commissioned books on each of the sins - lust, anger, envy, gluttony, sloth, pride and greed. Controlling...
  • Environmentalism without Hypocrisy

    10/18/2002 2:37:46 PM PDT · by traditio · 2 replies · 284+ views
    Festina Lente ^ | Jonathan David Carson, Ph.D.
    That secular/New Age environmentalists are untroubled by the natural destruction of the environment and animal rights activists are moved only by human cruelty suggests that environmentalists are less interested in conserving the environment than in destroying the works of man and that animal rights activists are motivated more by hatred of people than love of animals.