A Ruined Pair of Slacks

a ruined pair of slacks

This is a true story. I once knew a man who had three sons. All the sons were well-behaved and respected their father with a love not commonly seen. He seldom had to punish his sons, as they were eager to please their father. However, the oldest son got it into his head that he simply was not going to obey his father on one particular matter. The father spanked his son repeatedly for this chronic act of disobedience. It got to the point that the father knew he would lose his son to the boy’s own will if he didn’t break this streak of disobedience, so he decided to get creative.

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Seven Rivers

7 rivers

A certain holy monk was taken in a dream by his guardian angel and shown a vast plain covered with many cities and men. On one side of the plain a rushing spring of water came forth from a hillside, and divided into seven clear streams, which flowed down into the plain. At the other side of the plain another fountain rushed up from a dark cave, and also spread out into seven streams.

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Lent & St. Joseph's Day

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As you know Lent began yesterday. It is my understanding that it is a forty day journey. Easter arrives this year on 4-16-17 / more than forty days from yesterday. Could you please explain to me what days between the beginning of Lent and Easter are not days of Lent and when those days begin and end according to the Church (example: sundown to sundown)? Also, are Feast Days, for example 3-19-17, St. Joseph’s Day, any different than the average day?

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Isn't the Sacrament of Penance (confession) just an invention of the Church?

Confession

No. That the Sacrament of Penance was instituted by Christ can be proven in the Bible.

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