Is gambling a sin? One of the concerns is the potential for addiction. The Catechism warns that the passion for gambling can become an enslavement, leading individuals to neglect their responsibilities and even resort to dishonesty or fraud to support their habit (CCC 2413).
The idea of perfection can appear to be beyond us. Too often we can think, “I’m only human.” But as a human who is called by God, we are invited to work toward the obtainable goal of greater holiness. Though we will always fall short, we must strive to become as holy as we can, holding nothing back.
Sharing the Gospel with your family is not always as easy as sharing it with a stranger. Conversely, listening to the Gospel message from a family member is not always as easy as hearing it from someone else. Why is that?
It is important to note that while the Catholic Church opposes same-sex marriage, it also teaches that individuals with same-sex attractions should be treated with respect, dignity, and compassion.
The finality of death is inevitable, and our reward will be determined by our words, thoughts and deeds in this world. We are called to reflect heaven in every aspect of lives so that one day we will be able to enjoy unity with God as our end reward.
Saint Joseph the carpenter achieved his sanctity by being obedient to God’s will and doing his duties as husband and father with true dedication. He is a model for every Catholic husband and father, inspiring holiness through simplicity and the ordinary.
Christ calls us to show charity to the repentant and guide the sinner back to the ways of the Lord. We must be beacons of mercy and be wise enough to know when a brother or sister is in need of a holy rebuke.
In this touching letter, a mother shares her experience of coming to terms with her eldest son’s homosexuality and how it has affected their Catholic family. Seeking guidance, she reaches out to Father L, who offers words of understanding and pastoral recommendations. This heartwarming exchange serves as a reminder of the importance of love, acceptance, and empathy towards those who identify as homosexual.
Many Catholics have developed a disdain for the practice of fasting during Lent, neglecting to understand the deep spiritual fruits it offers. Father L. explains with great clarity why mortifying the flesh is essential in earning for us a place in heaven.
Neither greed nor total disregard are a spiritually healthy approach to riches. It is best to view money in a balanced manner, under God’s guidance.