Lex Cordis Caritas - The law of the heart is Love

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December 15, 2013
We should all be very proud of the Sacred Heart-Griffin Cyclone Football Team, not just because they won the state Class 5A football title by defeating Montini Catholic High School of Lombard in the championship game on Nov. 30 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb by a score of 38-28, although we certainly do congratulate them on this achievement.
December 01, 2013
We are gathered here today in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for a special Holy Hour before the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament to participate in Prayers of Supplication and Exorcism in Reparation for the Sin of Same-Sex Marriage. I wish to preface my reflections by saying that I am conducting this prayer service and am speaking to you now with great reluctance. I did not seek to enter any controversy and I don’t relish being part of one. But I have given this matter a great deal of thought and prayer, which has led me to the conviction that God is calling me to speak out and conduct these prayers.
November 17, 2013
The last but not least of the seven capital sins for our consideration is the deadly sin of pride. The glossary in the Catechism of the Catholic Church defines pride as “undue self-esteem or self-love, which seeks attention and honor and sets oneself in competition with God.”
October 06, 2013
In my series on the seven deadly or capital sins, so far I have discussed acedia (also called sloth), greed and anger. Today we will look at the deadly sin of lust, which, like the other capital sins, can be a simple yet powerful drive remaining and festering in our heart, but it can also manifest itself in some pretty rotten behavior.
September 22, 2013
Continuing my reflections on the seven deadly or capital sins, today I will discuss the deadly sin of anger. In its discussion of anger, the Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “By recalling the commandment, ‘You shall not kill,’ our Lord asked for peace of heart and denounced murderous anger and hatred as immoral. ... If anger reaches the point of a deliberate desire to kill or seriously wound a neighbor, it is gravely against charity; it is a mortal sin” (#2302).
August 25, 2013
The key to being a committed Christian is the experience of conversion, that is, Christ's call to turn away from sin and to be faithful to the Gospel. That may sound simple enough, but the very first step of recognizing sin itself is sometimes hard to do. The devil is deceptive, masking sinfulness in an aura that may appear desirable and even respectable, but it is really only evil masquerading under a false façade. We can rationalize and convince ourselves that the things we do out of selfishness are really being done for noble purposes.
August 11, 2013
Forty-five years ago, on July 25, 1968, Pope Paul VI issued his landmark encyclical letter, Humanae Vitae, (On the Transmission of Human Life.) It is a magnificent description of the "most serious role in which married people collaborate freely and responsibly with God the Creator." He described this role of parents as being a "source of great joy to them, even though it sometimes entails many difficulties and hardships."

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