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From Sorrow to Joy: Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of Confession

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FROM SORROW TO JOY: A RETREAT GUIDE ON THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, From Sorrow to Joy: A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of Confession, is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org. When the devil tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, he directly contradicted something that God had told them. God had told them that eating the forbidden fruit would... Read More

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Solemnity)

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The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary December 8th Presence of God – I place myself in the presence of Mary Immaculate, my loving Mother, and listen to her invitation: “Come over to me all you who desire me, and I will declare to you what great things God has done for my soul” (Roman Breviary). MEDITATION The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is in perfect harmony with the... Read More

Concupiscence – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

November 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Sin, Spiritual Dictionary

CONCUPISCENCE: Insubordination of man’s desires to the dictates of reason, and the propensity of human nature to sin as a result of original sin. More commonly, it refers to the spontaneous movement of the sensitive appetites toward whatever the imagination portrays as pleasant and away from whatever it portrays as painful. However, concupiscence also includes the unruly desires of the will,... Read More

What does God really Want from Us? (Part II of II)

October 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Sin, Spiritual Development

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…A reader asks: Dear Father John, why does God chastise us for pride and vanity but demands our absolute adoration? I know that men wrote the Bible. These are vices of the ego. I have studied Carl Jung. Is it possible that our interpretation of God was based on our projection of “power” and our human ego structure? What we thought godlike demands would be? I thought God was ego-less…Why... Read More

Why did Jesus die?

May 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. McCloskey, Redemption

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We are taught to believe as Catholic Christians Jesus died for our sins,” yet that is not the reason he was killed. He was killed by the Jews because he was a threat and a heretic, and by the Romans who saw him as threat to their own authority. Why are we taught as we are? Good question–which I will now try to answer to your satisfaction. But first let me back up a bit and run through some of the... Read More

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