Confession is the Sacrament of Mercy (PART I)

“I said: I will confess against myself my injustice to the Lord, and thou hast forgiven the wickedness of my sin.” -Ps. 31:5 The sacrament of penance is a sacrament of mercy. We should therefore approach it with confidence and in peace. Saint Francis de Sales assures us that for those who go to confession…

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The Value of Good Spiritual Reading

“Blessed is the man whom Thou shalt instruct, O Lord, and shalt teach him out of Thy Law.“ –Ps. 93:12 “All scripture divinely inspired, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice.” -2 Timoth. 3:16 Spiritual reading is to the soul what food is to the body. Be careful, therefore, to…

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On Scruples in the Spiritual Life

Having therefore such hope, we use much confidence. (St. Paul, II. Cor., c. III., v. 12.) Fear is not in charity: but perfect charity casteth out fear, because fear hath pain. And he that feareth is not perfect in charity. (St. John, I. Epist., c. IV., v. 18.) There are persons who look upon scrupulosity…

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