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The 10 Commandments – The 7th: “Thou Shalt not Steal”

Sunday, March 1, 2015

By Father Reginald Martin, O.P. LOOKING PAST THE NEGATIVE In our last reflection we observed the necessity to look beyond the negative prohibition of the Sixth Commandment and recognize it as a practical illustration of the chaste social relations our Baptism establishes among God’s People and calls us to respect, cherish and nourish. We may […]

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The 10 Commandments – The 6th: “You Shall Not Commit Adultery” (part 2)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

By Father Reginald Martin, O.P. LOOKING BEYOND THE NEGATIVE We are, perhaps, used to thinking of the Sixth Commandment solely in negative terms, as a prohibition against the misuse of God’s gift of our human sexuality. After all, the commandment tells us, “You shall not commit adultery.” But if we look beneath the prohibition, we […]

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The 10 Commandments – The 6th: “You Shall Not Commit Adultery”

Saturday, November 1, 2014

By Father Reginald Martin, O.P. NOT ENTIRELY NEGATIVE The Sixth Commandment, like most of the others of the Second Tablet, is presented as a negative precept: “You shall not commit adultery.” But our Catechism turns to an Apostolic Exhortation of John Paul II and invites us to look at God’s word in a more positive light. God is love […]

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The 10 Commandments – The 4th: “Honor Your Father and Mother”

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

By Father Reginald Martin, O.P. THE SECOND TABLET As we have seen, the first three commandments govern our relations with God. Our Catechism observes the fourth commandment “opens the second tablet of the Decalogue.” (#2197) When God gave the commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai, He said, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in […]

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In defense of a tradition

Sunday, September 1, 1996

By Father Paul A. Duffner, O.P. Most of us are familiar with the tradition that goes back many centuries, and which has been accepted in the writings of many popes, as to the connection of St. Dominic with the beginnings of the Rosary devotion. According to tradition, the occasion was the Albigensian heresy which ravaged […]

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Indulgences

Tuesday, November 1, 1988

By Paul A. Duffner, O.P. Much of this article is a summary of the Enchiridion of Indulgences issued under Pope Paul VI, and published in English by the Catholic Book Publishing Company of New York. This enchiridion (or handbook) contains, in addition to the Pope’s Apostolic Constitution on Indulgences, new norms and grants of indulgences, […]

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Reparation for Sin

Thursday, September 1, 1988

By Father Paul A. Duffner When the Mother of God appeared in Fatima, Portugal in 1917 to three small children with a plea for prayer and penance, part of her message included the following warning: “Pray, pray very much, make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is no one to […]

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