Posts Tagged ‘Sins’

Christians need more sins

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

As we enter Lent, we reflect on the role of sin in our lives. But we often — maybe generally — look too narrowly at what constitutes sin. After Japan adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1873, the country abandoned the lunar calendar altogether by 1910. So, though the rest of Asia welcomed this year of Read more

Yes, God will judge you for your Tweets.

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

It seems like a lot of what some prominent lay Catholics say  in their tweets is very much the anti-Gospel. A lot of what they say is meant to inflame and enrage rather than enlighten and console. How should we react to that? Read more


Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Once more, I take my good friend Jesus to the Theatre of my Life. We are going to see a rerun of the show” The Seven Deadly Sins.” “Not again!” Jesus sighs We sit in comfortable seats near the back of the theatre but even from a distance, the players look tired, more dead than Read more

Who nominated these seven sins and the deadly ones?

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Did you know that the list of the seven deadly sins has changed over the centuries?  Here’s a quick glance over the history of the seven deadly sins and how we ended up with the list we know today! Read more

The seven deadly sins of social media

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Social networks do best when they tap into one of the seven deadly sins. Facebook is ego. Zynga is sloth. LinkedIn is greed. ~ Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn (2011) The Atlantic’s Robinson Meyer suggests that Hoffman’s tongue-in-cheek comment from five years ago may contain more than a kernel of truth. Using Dante’s Inferno as Read more

Horray for cheap grace

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

After I flew back to Phoenix and claimed the keys to my new apartment, one of my first acts of settling in was to pay a visit to the Motor Vehicle Department. My passport was my only remaining valid form of identification. Rather than afflict it with new creases and sweat stains, I thought I’d Read more