Marital lies and mortal sin

Married persons also need a pure heart to avoid sins against the sixth beatitude, by usingmarital relations in a disordered way by putting limits or conditions on their total, unconditionalself-giving. This breaks and distorts the image of God’s total, unconditional...

Marital love and fidelity

Purity of heart is essential for a relationship with God, especially since the pure union ofa man and woman in a lifelong marriage reflects God’s image and likeness as a Trinity ofpersons. All sinful lust distorts marriage and thus distorts God’s image and likeness;...

Easter Blessings

Dear St. Mary of the Angels Family & Friends Love for us moved Jesus Christ to climb the steps to the summit of Calvary, embracingincredible suffering and death on the cross. So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place...

Extramarital lies

Often young people challenge the Church: “Why must we wait until we are married tohave sex? When I hear such questions I like to ask: “Why would you want to?” The young peopleare taken aback by that, thinking: “Doesn’t everyone want to?” But this question forces them...

Eyes ordered for love

Our Lord links the beatitude, Blessed are the pure in heart, to the sixth and ninthcommandments—Thou shalt not commit adultery nor covet thy neighbor’s wife. As Christ says:“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that every...