Blessed the peacemaker

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God (Matthew 5:9).Peacemakers love peace, working to heal discord between people and to reconcile sinnersestranged from God. “Sowing peace all around us: that is holiness” (Gaudete et Exsultate, 89)....

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...

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...