“May ArchAngel Michael and Our Holy Mother crush the serpents head by the power of God Almighty the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever til the end of all time. Amen.” -Owen Joseph/shannan suzzette
« “Man is the only creature on earth “which God willed for its own sake”, as the Second Vatican Council teaches; it significantly adds that man “cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of self” (Gaudium et Spes, 24).
“Sin is an offense against reason, truth, and right conscience; it is failure in genuine love for God and neighbor caused by a perverse attachment to certain goods. It wounds the nature of man and injures human solidarity. It has been defined as “an utterance, a deed, or a desire contrary to the eternal law.” “Sin is an offense against God: “Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in your sight.” “Sin sets itself against God’s love for us and turns our hearts away from it. Like the first sin, it is disobedience, a revolt against God through the will to become “like gods,” knowing and determining good and evil. Sin is thus “love of oneself even to contempt of God.” “In this proud self-exaltation, sin is diametrically opposed to the obedience of Jesus, which achieves our salvation” –”Sin is a personal act. Moreover, we have a responsibility for the sins committed by others when we cooperate in them: —by participating directly and voluntarily in them; —by ordering, advising, praising, or approving them; —by not disclosing or not hindering them when we have an obligation to do so; —by protecting evil-doers. Thus sin makes men accomplices of one another and causes concupiscence, violence, and injustice to reign among them. Sins give rise to social situations and institutions that are contrary to the divine goodness. “Structures of sin” are the expression and effect of personal sins. They lead their victims to do evil in their turn. In an analogous sense, they constitute a “social sin.” -Catechism of the Catholic Church »
“May ArchAngel Michael and Our Holy Mother crush the serpents head by the power of God Almighty the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever til the end of all time. Amen.” -Owen JOSEPH/shannan suzzette
March 5, 2013 by Shannan Suzzette Taylor