The seventh commandment forbids acts or enterprises that for any reason— selfish or ideological, commercial, or totalitarian— lead to the enslavement of human beings, to their being bought, sold and exchanged like merchandise, in disregard for their personal dignity. It is a sin against the dignity of persons and their fundamental rights to reduce them by violence to their productive value or to a source of profit.
Following the example of Christ, Christians who fight injustice are also to be men and women of prayer.
As archbishop, Weakland condemned and threatened teachers who reported priests were sexually abusing children.
“Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.”
The Transfiguration of the Lord. “Lord, it is good that we are here.”
A man blaming women for his sin is a game as old as sin, Adam’s sin.
Among the many saints whose day is July 6, there is one who abandoned Catholicism and then came back.
When Jesus died, his apostolic Church was a failure.
By the loving will of the Father, the Spirit breathes anew within us when we eat and drink the Body and Blood of the Son, and so each of us can live, show, and say what Jesus says: “Everything that the Father has is mine.”
A man, a husband, must subject himself to the Church’s teaching that a woman, his wife, “represents God from whom comes our help.”