Contributing Authors


Michael Cain, editor


Fr. Robert J. Fox


Pat Ludwa


Sr. Mary Lucy Astuto


Dr. Frank Joseph


Cyndi Cain

SECTION THREE
COLUMNS-EDITORIALS-ON-GOING SERIES

FEATURES

INDEPENDENCE HOLIDAY ISSUE

MONDAY-TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY
July 3-5, 2000
   
vol. 11, no. 116


1 INSPIRATION

2 NEWS
3 FEATURES
4 CURRENTS

Sin is not something to be taken lightly!

You play with fire, you're going to get burnt! One can only charm the snake so long before getting bit and the devil's venom is deadlier than the deadliest cobra!

   In his column in this issue, Pat Ludwa decries how so many have softened sin, rationalizing their way around the Gospels by claiming God is a God of mercy and love and wouldn't possibly condemn someone to hell. In a way they are right for it is not God Who condemns them, but themselves by choosing to veer from Him and opting for the soft life cushioned by satan's false promises. Though the black and white definitions of sin have been blurred over the past several decades, it won't wash when they face their Maker. He has made sure of strict discipline with the Ten Commandments and assures His Mercy through the Sacraments, especially the Sacrament of Reconciliation. But if souls are not willing to use these valuable tools to tune up their consciences, then how can God help? For his column Rationalizing away sin , see VIEW FROM THE PEW


Appreciation of God's Law on Conscience
    Today we continue our series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We present the first of a two-part installment on God's Law on Conscience as explained in My Catholic Faith for conscience is that built-in radar that keeps us true to His Will even if we are not fully cognisant of all the tenets of the Church. For part one in the 179th installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

1 INSPIRATION
2 NEWS
3 FEATURES
4 CURRENTS
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