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What’s Spiritual Gluttony? (Part II of II)

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What’s Spiritual Gluttony? Part II of II Editor’s Note:  In Part I, we discussed how good it is to want to learn more about God, how one can become frustrated at not knowing more, and how that can lead to spiritual and intellectual gluttony. Today, we will looking at spiritualizing the capital sins and how to find the right balance in seeking Him. Here is the question we are examining: Dear Father John, Our God and... Read More

What’s Spiritual Gluttony? (Part I of II)

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What is Spiritual Gluttony? Part I of II Dear Father John, Our God and our Catholic faith is so beautiful, I always want to learn more and go deeper into it.  I read a lot and have bought many, many books.  Almost every time I hear about a book that is true to the faith, I want to own it and read it, so I buy it.  Sometimes, I never find the time to read them.  Is it OK to want to know more?  Sometimes I feel that it’s... Read More

Consolation & Desolation… What are “spiritualized capital sins”?

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Dear Father John, you used the phrase “spiritualized capital sins” in your post on consolation and desolation. I have never heard this idea before. What are spiritualized capital sins and how do they “attempt” to re-conquer the soul as we mature? We have to remember that here on earth we are members of the Church militant. We are in the midst of a battle. As we grow spiritually, the enemies of our souls... Read More

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