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Tag: Fraternal correction

Correcting the Sinner is not”Being Judgmental.”It is an Essential Work of Charity.

June 21, 2010 38 Comments

In today’s Gospel there is a Scripture passage that is “too well known.” I say this because the world has picked it up almost as a club to swing at Christians. The text is used almost as if it were the whole Bible and it is used to shut down any discussion of what is […]

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Fraternal Correction: the Forgotten Virtue

November 12, 2009 19 Comments

In these times one of the most forgotten virtues and obligations we have is the duty to correct the sinner. It is listed among the Spiritual Works of Mercy. St. Thomas Aquinas lists it in the Summa as a work of Charity:  [F]raternal correction properly so called, is directed to the amendment of the sinner. […]

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Update on the Church in Austria

June 19, 2009 0 Comments

Twice before on this blog (HERE and HERE) there have been references to troubles in Austria, specifically the Diocese of Linz. Here is something of an update on the situation and Roman attempts to address the problem in the latest issue of Gloria TV News Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has warned Austrian […]

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