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;...

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...

Respecting Authority and civic Law

Jesus confirms John’s teaching Jewish leaders often challenged Jesus, yet he encouraged us to respect all legitimateauthority. For example, when the Scribes and Pharisees try to trap our Lord, dragging before hima woman they caught in adultery: should we obey...