The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to succeed in his hands. So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had.
As we come to this closing Mass of our Eucharistic Congress, we come with intention of offering prayers of reparation for the horrible sins of abuse and misconduct, and the sins of the abuse of power and authority that have been committed within our beloved Church. My heart is very heavy and disgusted.
We need to pray for healing in the Church. For the Church to be healed from the wounds inflicted by these sins and pray for the victims to be healed of the effects of these crimes committed against them. And pray for those who committed these criminal acts and for justice to be rendered.
I share your sorrow and I am truly sorry for these crimes that have been perpetrated against the innocent. This abuse imprints lifelong scars on its victims, in addition the entire Church has been very seriously wounded.
To begin to repair and restore trust I agree completely with the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops that there must be a Vatican visitation and investigation and the appointment of an independent national lay commission with the authority to follow all leads wherever the truth may lead.
And we must support these efforts with our prayers and with our own serious commitments to pursue radical holiness in our own lives. In this Eucharistic Congress, the whole family of the Diocese of Charlotte; clergy, consecrated religious and lay faithful from all parishes of the diocese, schools and ministries have come together and with one united voice, beseech the most Holy Trinity to have mercy on the Church and grant the grace of cleansing and purification and renewal.
May the Most Holy Trinity, the God of mercy receive the sacrifice of love which we offer Him for these most urgent intentions.
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Click on Register lower right of page. Enter Parish Access Code: Enter your email and create a password you need this to login later.The opposite of self-discipline is a self-indulgent lifestyle that produces “the works of the flesh” (Gal.
). Any lack of self-control will inevitably result in sinful deeds. But where self-mastery exists, there is a strong resistance to sensual appetites and sinful choices. The Catholic Faith On Demand. Discover all the best Catholic content in one place. Entertaining movies, enlightening programs, inspiring talks, and a great selection of popular ebooks—all just a click away!
The importance of self-control can be seen in the news media which graphically portray how the lack of self-control, because of man’s various inner cravings, impact our society for evil.
Plainly, when men and nations turn away from God and seek significance, security, and satisfaction through the desires of the flesh, it leads to a blatant. As Paul said, “God did not give us a Spirit of timidity, but a Spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline” (2 Timothy ).
Indeed, Christians are controlled not by the sinful nature, but by the Holy Spirit (Romans ), who helps us in our weakness (v), which makes us able to say “no” to sin.
As Paul warns us, we are living in a day in which we have become lovers of self and our society has become self-centered and satiated with self and self-hyphenated, self-fixated words like self-actualization, self-esteem, self-worth, and self-fulfillment.
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