DEE107's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DEE107 DEE107's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440676 579. What is the place of the Our Father in the Scriptures? <BR> <BR> The Our Father is the "summary of the whole Gospel" (Tertullian), "the perfect prayer" (Saint Thomas Aquinas). Found in the middle of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), it presents in the form of prayer the essential content of the Gospel. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 2761-2764, 2774 <BR> <BR> 580. Why is it called the "Lord's Prayer"? <BR> <BR> The Our Father is called the "Oratio Dominica", that is, the Lord's P... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:56:06 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440383 576. Is it possible to pray always? <BR> <BR> Praying is always possible because the time of the Christian in the time of the risen Christ who remains "with us always" (Matthew 28:20). Prayer and Christian life are therefore inseparable: <BR> <BR> "It is possible to offer frequent and fervent prayer even at the market place or strolling alone. It is possible also in your place of business, while buying or selling, or even while cooking." (Saint John Chrysostom) <BR> Further reading: CCC 274... Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:48:03 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440085 573. Are there objections to prayer? <BR> <BR> Along with erroneous notions of prayer, many think they do not have the time to pray or that praying is useless. Those who pray can be discouraged in the face of difficulties and apparent lack of success. Humility, trust and perseverance are necessary to overcome these obstacles. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 2726-2728, 2752-2753 <BR> <BR> 574. What are the difficulties in prayer? <BR> <BR> Distraction is a habitual difficulty in our prayer.... Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:40:52 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439774 570. What is meditation? <BR> <BR> Meditation is a prayerful reflection that begins above all in the Word of God in the Bible. Meditation engages thought, imagination, emotion and desire in order to deepen our faith, convert our heart and fortify our will to follow Christ. It is a first step toward the union of love with our Lord. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 2705-2708, 2723 <BR> <BR> 571. What is contemplative prayer? <BR> <BR> Contemplative prayer is a simple gaze upon God in silence ... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:29:43 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439510 567. What times are more suitable for prayer? <BR> <BR> Any time is suitable for prayer but the Church proposes to the faithful certain rhythms of praying intended to nourish continual prayer: morning and evening prayer, prayer before and after meals, the Liturgy of the Hours, Sunday Eucharist, the Rosary, and feasts of the liturgical year. <BR> <BR> "We must remember God more often than we draw breath." <BR> (Saint Gregory of Nazianzus) <BR> Further reading: CCC 2697-2698, 2720 <BR> <BR>... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:36:45 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439221 27. What is required by the ninth commandment? <BR> <BR> The ninth commandment requires that one overcome carnal concupiscence in thought and in desire. The struggle against such concupiscence entails purifying the heart and practicing the virtue of temperance. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 2514-2516 <BR> <BR> 528. What is forbidden by the ninth commandment? <BR> <BR> The ninth commandment forbids cultivating thoughts and desires connected to actions forbidden by the sixth commandment. <... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:17:37 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439171 525. How is one to use the means of social communication? <BR> <BR> The information provided by the media must be at the service of the common good. Its content must be true and - within the limits of justice and charity - also complete. Furthermore, information must be communicated honestly and properly with scrupulous respect for moral laws and the legitimate rights and dignity of the person. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 2493-2499, 2512 <BR> <BR> <BR> 526. What relationship exists bet... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:21:51 EST Our Final Prayer... Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438689 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> Dear Lord Jesus, I have specific requests that may only partially fill the infinite needs and desires that are in my heart. I ask that You answer me not only for those requests but also for a greater reliance on You to satisfy the needs and desires that You have given me. <BR> <BR> Please grant the prayers of all those who prayed this novena with me. Bless them with Your love and make them holy! <BR> <BR> M... Sat, 9 Dec 2017 01:01:24 EST Day 9 - The Immaculate Conception Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438402 Day 9 - The Immaculate Conception Novena <BR> (Audio/Video Version) <BR> <BR> In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> O most pure Virgin Mary conceived without sin, from the very first instant, you were entirely immaculate. O glorious Mary full of grace, you are the mother of my God – the Queen of Angels and of men. I humbly venerate you as the chosen mother of my Savior, Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> The Prince of Peace and the Lord of Lords chose you... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:20:27 EST Day 8 - The Immaculate Conception Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438122 <BR> In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> O most pure Virgin Mary conceived without sin, from the very first instant, you were entirely immaculate. O glorious Mary full of grace, you are the mother of my God – the Queen of Angels and of men. I humbly venerate you as the chosen mother of my Savior, Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> The Prince of Peace and the Lord of Lords chose you for the singular grace and honor of being His beloved mother. He preserve... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 00:27:29 EST Day 7 - The Immaculate Conception Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437814 Day 7 - The Immaculate Conception Novena <BR> (Audio/Video Version) <BR> <BR> In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> O most pure Virgin Mary conceived without sin, from the very first instant, you were entirely immaculate. O glorious Mary full of grace, you are the mother of my God – the Queen of Angels and of men. I humbly venerate you as the chosen mother of my Savior, Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> The Prince of Peace and the Lord of Lords chose you... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 00:23:43 EST Day 6 - The Immaculate Conception Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437525 Day 6 - The Immaculate Conception Novena <BR> (Audio/Video Version) <BR> <BR> In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> O most pure Virgin Mary conceived without sin, from the very first instant, you were entirely immaculate. O glorious Mary full of grace, you are the mother of my God – the Queen of Angels and of men. I humbly venerate you as the chosen mother of my Savior, Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> The Prince of Peace and the Lord of Lords chose you... Tue, 5 Dec 2017 00:21:58 EST Day 5 - The Immaculate Conception Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437190 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> O most pure Virgin Mary conceived without sin, from the very first instant, you were entirely immaculate. O glorious Mary full of grace, you are the mother of my God – the Queen of Angels and of men. I humbly venerate you as the chosen mother of my Savior, Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> The Prince of Peace and the Lord of Lords chose you for the singular grace and honor of being His beloved mother. He preserved you ... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 00:44:57 EST Day 5 - The Immaculate Conception Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437189 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> O most pure Virgin Mary conceived without sin, from the very first instant, you were entirely immaculate. O glorious Mary full of grace, you are the mother of my God – the Queen of Angels and of men. I humbly venerate you as the chosen mother of my Savior, Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> The Prince of Peace and the Lord of Lords chose you for the singular grace and honor of being His beloved mother. He preserved you ... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 00:44:40 EST Day 4 - The Immaculate Conception Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437128 Day 4 - The Immaculate Conception Novena <BR> (Audio/Video Version) <BR> <BR> In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> O most pure Virgin Mary conceived without sin, from the very first instant, you were entirely immaculate. O glorious Mary full of grace, you are the mother of my God – the Queen of Angels and of men. I humbly venerate you as the chosen mother of my Savior, Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> The Prince of Peace and the Lord of Lords chose you... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 20:46:11 EST Day 3 - The Immaculate Conception Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436601 Here are the prayers for today: <BR> <BR> Day 3 - The Immaculate Conception Novena <BR> (Audio/Video Version) <BR> <BR> In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> O most pure Virgin Mary conceived without sin, from the very first instant, you were entirely immaculate. O glorious Mary full of grace, you are the mother of my God – the Queen of Angels and of men. I humbly venerate you as the chosen mother of my Savior, Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> The Pri... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 00:28:52 EST Day 2 - The Immaculate Conception Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436283 Day 2 - The Immaculate Conception Novena <BR> (Audio/Video Version) <BR> <BR> In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> O most pure Virgin Mary conceived without sin, from the very first instant, you were entirely immaculate. O glorious Mary full of grace, you are the mother of my God – the Queen of Angels and of men. I humbly venerate you as the chosen mother of my Savior, Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> The Prince of Peace and the Lord of Lords chose you... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:28:49 EST Day 1 - The Immaculate Conception Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435989 The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is an important day for us to reflect on the Blessed Virgin Mary's life. Her life is the ideal example of the Christian life lived for God. <BR> <BR> So we will strive during this novena to imitate Mary, and especially her profound love of God. <BR> <BR> To begin, let's pray for all of those who suffer material poverty and go unnoticed, and un-cared for. <BR> <BR> Let's pray not only that God will provide for them, but that we may also provide for ... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:56:39 EST Having trouble with comcast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435983 Since I did an update. The internet is slow and on and off. Will blog tomorrow Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:35:03 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435676 541. From whom did Jesus learn how to pray? <BR> <BR> Jesus, with his human heart, learned how to pray from his mother and from the Jewish tradition. But his prayer sprang from a more secret source because he is the eternal Son of God who in his holy humanity offers his perfect filial prayer to his Father. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 2599, 2620 <BR> <BR> 542. When did Jesus pray? <BR> <BR> The Gospel often shows Jesus at prayer. We see him draw apart to pray in solitude, even at night.... Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:41:34 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435345 <BR> 538. In the Old Testament, what relationship do the king and the temple have to prayer? <BR> <BR> The prayer of the People of God developed in the shadow of the dwelling place of God - the Ark of the Covenant, then the Temple - under the guidance of their shepherds. Among them there was David, the King "after God's own heart," the shepherd who prayed for his people. His prayer was a model for the prayer of the people because it involved clinging to the divine promise and a trust filled... Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:32:51 EST Our Final Prayer... Happy Feast of Christ the King! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435032 Happy Feast of Christ the King! <BR> <BR> Thank you for joining us in praying this novena! <BR> <BR> Here at Pray More Novenas, at the end of every novena, we always pray the following as our final prayer. <BR> Now, Let us pray... <BR> (Audio/Video Version) <BR> In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> Dear Lord Jesus, I have specific requests that may only partially fill the infinite needs and desires that are in my heart. I ask that You answer ... Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:35:53 EST Day 9 - The Christ the King Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434986 We're almost finished! We have one more prayer to say tomorrow as we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King! <BR> <BR> Today, let's pray that God may reign in every area of our lives, especially the areas that we find hardest to let go of control. <BR> <BR> And with the novena coming to a close, if you have experienced any answered prayers you would like to share, you can do that here: <BR> <BR> http://www.praymorenovenas.com/blog/answ<BR>ered-prayers-christ-king-novena-2017#r<BR>espond... Sun, 26 Nov 2017 21:36:38 EST Day 8 - The Christ the King Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434459 The Feast of Christ the King was created during a time when the world was becoming increasingly nationalistic and secular. <BR> <BR> Not too much has changed. <BR> <BR> Pope Pius XI responded to the times, and wrote, "While nations insult the beloved name of our Redeemer by suppressing all mention of it in their conferences and parliaments, we must all the more loudly proclaim His kingly dignity and power, (and) all the more universally affirm His rights." <BR> <BR> Today, let's pray th... Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:43:35 EST Day 7 - The Christ the King Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434198 Pope Pius XI wrote that our bodies, "should serve as instruments for the interior sanctification of our souls, or to use the words of the Apostle Paul, as instruments of justice unto God." <BR> <BR> Today, let's pray that God will reign in our bodies, and that our bodies will glorify Him. <BR> <BR> Here are the prayers for today: <BR> <BR> Day 7 - The Christ the King Novena <BR> (Audio/Video Version) <BR> <BR> In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR>... Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:41:53 EST Day 6 - The Christ the King Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6433922 dee - Peace be with you! <BR> Today, let's pray that God will reign in our will -- that our will may be aligned with His will. <BR> <BR> Here are the prayers for today: <BR> <BR> Day 6 - The Christ the King Novena <BR> (Audio/Video Version) <BR> <BR> In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship. <BR> <BR> I pray for the grace to place You above the powers of this world in all ... Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:45:18 EST Day 5 - The Christ the King Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6433632 Peace be with you! <BR> Today, let's pray that God will reign in our hearts, and that we will love Him above all things. <BR> <BR> Here are the prayers for today: <BR> <BR> Day 5 - The Christ the King Novena <BR> (Audio/Video Version) <BR> <BR> In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship. <BR> <BR> I pray for the grace to place You above the powers of this world in all things.... Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:27:11 EST Day 4 - The Christ the King Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6433325 dee - Peace be with you! <BR> Today, let's pray that God will reign in our minds, and that we will accept the Church's teachings with firm belief. <BR> <BR> Here are the prayers for today: <BR> <BR> Day 4 - The Christ the King Novena <BR> (Audio/Video Version) <BR> <BR> In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship. <BR> <BR> I pray for the grace to place You above the powers o... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:26:34 EST Day 3 - The Christ the King Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6433006 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship. <BR> <BR> I pray for the grace to place You above the powers of this world in all things. <BR> I pray for the grace to obey You before any civic authority. <BR> I pray for the grace to fervently bring about Your Kingdom in my family and community. <BR> <BR> O Prince of Peace, may Your reign be complete in my life and in the life of the... Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:24:29 EST Day 2 - The Christ the King Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6432926 (Audio/Video Version) <BR> <BR> In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship. <BR> <BR> I pray for the grace to place You above the powers of this world in all things. <BR> I pray for the grace to obey You before any civic authority. <BR> <BR> O Prince of Peace, may Your reign be complete in my life and in the life of the world. Christ, my King, please answer these petitions if t... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:34:33 EST Day 1 - The Christ the King Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6432427 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship. <BR> <BR> I pray for the grace to place You above the powers of this world in all things. <BR> <BR> O Prince of Peace, may Your reign be complete in my life and in the life of the world. Christ, my King, please answer these petitions if they be in accordance with Your Holy Will… <BR> <BR> [Mention your intentions here] <BR> <BR> As I... Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:41:22 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6432126 523. What is forbidden by the eighth commandment? <BR> <BR> The eighth commandment forbids: <BR> false witness, perjury, and lying, the gravity of which is measured by the truth it deforms, the circumstances, the intentions of the one who lies, and the harm suffered by its victims; <BR> rash judgment, slander, defamation and calumny which diminish or destroy the good reputation and honor to which every person has a right; <BR> flattery, adulation, or complaisance, especially if directed to s... Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:28:54 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431820 521. What is one's duty toward the truth? <BR> <BR> Every person is called to sincerity and truthfulness in acting and speaking. Everyone has the duty to seek the truth, to adhere to it and to order one's whole life in accordance with its demands. In Jesus Christ the whole of God's truth has been made manifest. He is "the truth". Those who follow him live in the Spirit of truth and guard against duplicity, dissimulation, and hypocrisy. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 2464-2470, 2504 <BR> <B... Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:34:56 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431786 518. How is justice and solidarity among nations brought about? <BR> <BR> On the international level, all nations and institutions must carry out their work in solidarity and subsidiarity for the purpose of eliminating or at least reducing poverty, the inequality of resources and economic potential, economic and social injustices, the exploitation of persons, the accumulation of debts by poor countries, and the perverse mechanisms that impede the development of the less advanced countries. <... Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:44:38 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431180 516. What is the task of business management? <BR> <BR> Business managers are responsible for the economic and ecological effects of their operations. They must consider the good of persons and not only the increase of profits, even though profits are necessary to assure investments, the future of the business, employment, and the good progress of economic life. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 2432 <BR> <BR> <BR> 517. What are the duties of workers? <BR> <BR> They must carry out their wor... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:35:22 EST #237 - Pope Alexander VII http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430844 ope from April 7, 1655 - May 22, 1667 <BR> Lived: February 13, 1599 - May 22, 1667 <BR> Birth name: Fabio Chigi <BR> <BR> Who was this guy before he was pope? <BR> Fabio Chigi was born into one of Siena’s most powerful families in 1599. They were bankers by trade, and Fabio himself was the great-nephew of Pope Paul V. His mother was his primary formator, considering he was a sickly child, but Fabio soon was taught by tutors, and eventually received doctorates in philosophy, law, and theolog... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:16:59 EST #238 & #239 - Popes Clement IX & Clement X http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430790 <BR> <BR> <BR> Pope from June 20, 1667 - December 9, 1669 <BR> Lived: January 28, 1600 - December 9, 1669 <BR> Birth name: Giulio Rospigliosi <BR> <BR> Who was this guy before he was pope? <BR> Giulio Rospigliosi (say that five times fast) was born in 1600 to a noble Tuscan family. He was educated at the Roman Seminary and the University of Pisa, where he earned several doctorates and remained as a professor of philosophy for two years. Giulio was virtuous and a naturally-gifted diploma... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:38:01 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430232 513. What is the meaning of work? <BR> <BR> Work is both a duty and a right through which human beings collaborate with God the Creator. Indeed, by working with commitment and competence we fulfill the potential inscribed in our nature, honor the Creator's gifts and the talents received from him, provide for ourselves and for our families, and serve the human community. Furthermore, by the grace of God, work can be a means of sanctification and collaboration with Christ for the salvation of ... Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:55:12 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6429926 511. How should social and economic life be pursued? <BR> <BR> It should be pursued according to its own proper methods within the sphere of the moral order, at the service of the whole human being and of the entire human community in keeping with social justice. Social and economic life should have the human person as its author, center, and goal. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 2459 <BR> <BR> <BR> 512. What would be opposed to the social doctrine of the Church? <BR> <BR> Opposed to the ... Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:32:29 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6429617 509. What is the content of the social doctrine of the Church? <BR> <BR> The social doctrine of the Church is an organic development of the truth of the Gospel about the dignity of the human person and his social dimension offering principles for reflection, criteria for judgment, and norms and guidelines for action. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 2419-2423 <BR> <BR> <BR> 510. When does the Church intervene in social areas? <BR> <BR> The Church intervenes by making a moral judgment about... Thu, 9 Nov 2017 00:35:47 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6429288 506. What does the seventh commandment require? <BR> <BR> The seventh commandment requires respect for the goods of others through the practice of justice and charity, temperance and solidarity. In particular it requires respect for promises made and contracts agreed to, reparation for injustice committed and restitution of stolen goods, and respect for the integrity of creation by the prudent and moderate use of the mineral, vegetable, and animal resources of the universe with special atten... Wed, 8 Nov 2017 00:34:29 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428947 503. What is set forth by the seventh commandment? <BR> <BR> The seventh commandment requires respect for the universal destination and distribution of goods and the private ownership of them, as well as respect for persons, their property, and the integrity of creation. The Church also finds in this Commandment the basis for her social doctrine which involves the correct way of acting in economic, social and political life, the right and the duty of human labor, justice and solidarity among... Tue, 7 Nov 2017 00:31:39 EST #227 & #228 - Popes Sixtus V & Urban VII http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428599 Pope from April 24, 1585 - August 27, 1590 <BR> Lived: December 13, 1521 - August 27, 1590 <BR> Birth name: Felice Peretti <BR> <BR> Who was this guy before he was pope? <BR> Felice Peretti lived a full and diverse existence in the 64 years before being elected pope. Part of a family who had fled Dalmatia to escape the Turks, Felice’s father was a gardener. He himself had cared for swine in his youth. Felice entered the Franciscans at 12 and was ordained a priest at 26. He became renowned f... Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:01:57 EST #231 - Pope Clement VIII http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428543 Pope from February 2, 1592 - March 3, 1605 <BR> Lived: February 24, 1536 - March 3, 1605 <BR> Birth name: Ippolito Aldobrandini <BR> <BR> Who was this guy before he was pope? <BR> Ippolito (the Italian form of “Hippolytus”, for those keeping score at home) Aldobrandini was born in Rome, but came from a Florentine family who had fled the tyrannical Medicis some years before. He was educated as a canon lawyer, and served much of his career on the Roman Rota, the Church’s highest ecclesiastica... Sun, 5 Nov 2017 20:18:03 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6427984 01. What can spouses do when they do not have children? <BR> <BR> Should the gift of a child not be given to them, after exhausting all legitimate medical options, spouses can show their generosity by way of foster care or adoption of by performing meaningful services for others. In this way they realize a precious spiritual fruitfulness. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 2379 <BR> <BR> <BR> 502. What are the offenses against the dignity of marriage? <BR> <BR> These are: adultery, divorce, ... Sat, 4 Nov 2017 00:27:38 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6427669 499. Why are artificial insemination and artificial fertilization immoral? <BR> <BR> They are immoral because they dissociate procreation from the act with which the spouses give themselves to each other and so introduce the domination of technology over the origin and destiny of the human person. Furthermore, heterologous insemination and fertilization with the use of techniques that involve a person other than the married couple infringe upon the right of a child to be born of a father and... Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:26:21 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6427337 497. When is it moral to regulate births? <BR> <BR> The regulation of births, which is an aspect of responsible fatherhood and motherhood, is objectively morally acceptable when it is pursued by the spouses without external pressure; when it is practiced not out of selfishness but for serious reasons; and with methods that conform to the objective criteria of morality, that is, periodic continence and use of the infertile periods. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 820-822, 866 <BR> <BR> <BR>... Thu, 2 Nov 2017 00:39:35 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6426990 495. What are the goods of conjugal love to which sexuality is ordered? <BR> <BR> The goods of conjugal love, which for those who are baptized is sanctified by the sacrament of Matrimony, are unity, fidelity, indissolubility, and an openness to the procreation of life. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 2360-2361, 2397-2398 <BR> <BR> <BR> 496. what is the meaning of the conjugal act? <BR> <BR> The conjugal act has a twofold meaning: unitive (the mutual self-giving of the spouses) and procrea... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 00:26:06 EST Catechism in a Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6426672 493. Although it says only "you shall not commit adultery" why does the sixth commandment forbid all sins against chastity? <BR> <BR> Although the biblical text of the Decalogue reads "you shall not commit adultery" (Exodus 20:14), the Tradition of the Church comprehensively follows the moral teachings of the Old and New Testaments and considers the sixth commandment as encompassing all sins against chastity. <BR> <BR> Further reading: CCC 2336 <BR> <BR> <BR> 494. What is the responsibili... Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:43:25 EST #223 - Pope Paul IV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6426334 Pope from May 23, 1555 - August 18, 1559 <BR> Lived: June 28, 1476 - August 18, 1559 <BR> Birth name: Giovanni Pietro Caraffa <BR> <BR> Who was this guy before he was pope? <BR> Giovanni Pietro Caraffa lived practically an entire lifetime prior to his papal election in 1555. Hailing from Naples, Giovanni’s red-clad uncle, Cardinal Oliviero Caraffa, brought him into the papal court for the first time at age 18. He was then sent to England by Pope Leo X, after which he served as nuncio to Spa... Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:22:10 EST