mortification

How Cigarettes and the Blessed Mother can Defeat a Bolshevik Army

By John B. Manos / July 2, 2016 /

Quite some time ago, I read a quote that had been sent to me by a number of people, but I wasn’t really sure what to say about it other than express disgust and disappointment. Sometimes you read these things said by Cardinals and it makes you wonder if they are Catholic, or unaware of what…

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Are you forgetting something? The Inescapable Law of Mortification

By Dustin P.J. Murphy / July 2, 2016 /

In an age when we are inundated with all kinds of pleasures and told sin and hell don’t exist, it’s time to consider mortification. As we deny temptations and unlawful practices of pleasure, or choose to do acts of mortification to grow holier, we tend to actually enjoy God’s created goods more. Recently we celebrated…

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Father Hardon on Lent and his 7 Rules of Penance

By John B. Manos / February 15, 2015 /

Fr. Hardon gives the basis of penance as a Divine Law that each of us must do, or perish. We may voluntarily do penance now – with his 7 rules of penance – or forcefully have it done to us later.

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