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(04-08-2011, 04:11 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote:
(04-08-2011, 03:22 PM)INPEFESS Wrote:
(04-08-2011, 01:57 PM)SaintSebastian Wrote:
Quote:For he who despises the councils of the holy fathers which should be revered, who rejects the precepts of the apostles and of apostolic men, who does not fear to set aside the edicts of canonical sanction, who takes lightly the command of divine authority itself, must be admonished at least to place before his eyes the day of his calling. He should not doubt the severity of the judgment against him will be in proportion to the gravity of his sin. As the angel says in reference to Babylon, "In proportion to her boasting and sensuality, repay her in torment and grief!" He must be warned to consider that as long as he continues to be afflicted by the sickness of this vice, even if he is seen to do something good, he still does not merit a reward. Nor is any act of religion, any mortification, any perfection of life which is defiled by such stains of foul impurity worthwhile before the eyes of the heavenly judge.

However, the testimony of Venerable Bede will be adduced to prove that this is true. He says, "He who gives alms but does not abandon the fault does not redeem his soul, which he does not restrain from vices." This is confirmed by the deeds of a hermit who served with many virtues in the company of a certain college. The following thought was suggested to the hermit by the devil: whenever he was aroused by lust, he should release semen by rubbing his genitals, just as he blows mucus from his nose. For this he was handed over to the demons at death while his friend was looking on. Then the same friend, not knowing his guilt but recalling his exercise of the virtues, almost despaired saying, "O, who can be saved? How has he perished?" An angel standing nearby said to him, "Don't be disturbed; for although he did many things, nonetheless he soiled everything through this vice which the Apostle calls impurity."

This is an incredible read. Thank you!

I second that.

+1
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#62
(04-07-2011, 10:56 PM)MichaelNZ Wrote: I was told by a priest that looking at pornography and masturbating isn't a mortal sin. I'm not going to go to that priest for confession again.

What was his name? Father Lucifer or Father Beelzebub?
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#63
(04-08-2011, 04:14 PM)QuisUtDeus Wrote:
(04-08-2011, 04:11 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: I second that.

+1

Heck I agree too. I third that! :P
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(04-08-2011, 08:41 PM)UnamSanctam Wrote:
(04-07-2011, 10:56 PM)MichaelNZ Wrote: I was told by a priest that looking at pornography and masturbating isn't a mortal sin. I'm not going to go to that priest for confession again.

What was his name? Father Lucifer or Father Beelzebub?

Reminds me of the priest I had that told my dad he is sick of people confessing masturbation to him because it's not a sin. Thankfully he left the priesthood...unfortunately he passed away at a young age...I just pray he made a good confession before he died.

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