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Broken Chains

On Pornography: God’s Mercy Endures Forever

[Editor’s note:  The author of this post may be contacted at anonymous@thepapist.org.] Sexual sin hurts. In the act, it doesn’t seem like it will leave deep scars. It does. I got addicted to pornography. I never envisioned that would happen to me. I thought that happened to creepy old men and immature boys. I don’t […]

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Living Your Faith at the Movies

While it is important to go to Mass, say our daily prayers, and identify ourselves as Catholic, it is all too easy to forget the importance of living our faith when it comes to media consumption.  This can be especially true in our choice of which movies to watch.  I had this battle a while […]

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Thank God Life Isn’t Fair

“You told me, Father, that after my past life it is still possible to become another Saint Augustine. I don’t doubt it, and today more than yesterday I want to try to prove it.” -St. Josemaría Escrivá, The Furrow #838 Forgiveness. What a great gift from our Father, bought for us at a great price […]

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Making the Cut

 “If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is […]

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No “Making Up” Needed

At the end of last week, I caught a bad cold and was mostly confined to bed the whole weekend. I got angry at God, blamed Him for being sick, and complained to Him constantly about how badly I was feeling. Although I acknowledged at the time that this was not how the Saints would […]

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