Articles of the Month
Should single Catholics imitate the life of famous secular, non-Christian people in our society?
It seems that there are so many secular people in the music and film industry who are making headlines these days of wearing very revealing clothes, being filmed for reality TV shows, and living lives which go against God's commandments. Yet, many people love to watch and follow the lives of these secular individuals who seem to accentuate and love the fact that they are going against what is decent and wholesome in this world.
So, what is a single Catholic living in this current society supposed to do when they are being bombarded with all of these visual distractions? Should single Catholics imitate and follow the lives of these secular, non-Christian people? The answer is simple: no, we are not supposed to follow the lives of secular people who are living against God's commandments and Our Lord Jesus' teachings.
It can be damaging to our soul's to live the type of lives that many secular, famous and non-Christian people live because practicing Catholics are supposed to be living lives that reflect the Gospel and are supposed to be doing everything possible to go to Heaven. That is our main objective: Heaven. Also, we are supposed to be following the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, the Pope, the teachings of Christ and the Commandments of God. Therefore, when Catholics come in contact with TV channels, films, people or music that are not appropriate for us to watch or listen to, it is entirely fitting to turn the channel or simply to not follow the lives, music or fashion of many famous people who are not following Christ.
We can be sure that Our Heavenly Father, Our Blessed Mother, Our Lord Jesus, the Angels and saints will bless us for taking the stand of following our Catholic faith by taking the time to watch Catholic TV, films and music which enhance one's Catholic faith and religious beliefs. Never be afraid to stand for what is right, just and pure in our society just as the saints did in their time.
We should all be going to the Divine Mercy Sunday celebrations on Apr. 27th.
Many Catholics do not know about Divine Mercy Sunday. It is an extremely important event in the life of the Catholic Church and for all of its members. During Lent, we celebrate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus. Divine Mercy Sunday represents Jesus' continued love for humanity by offering all of us a chance to confess all of our past and present sins, go to Mass and receive Holy Communion--but this time, it will be for the total elimination of our temporal punishment due to our past and present sins! Isn't that wonderful.
Jesus appeared to St. Maria Kowalska and told her that He wanted to show mercy to all sinners by means of the Divine Mercy Sunday. On that day, an ocean of mercy is given to all sinners who, with contrite hearts in confession receive absolution for their sins, go to Mass, pray for the Holy Father and receive Holy Communion on that day.
Who in this world does not need to attend Divine Mercy Sunday? In fact, all of humanity needs to attend Divine Mercy Sunday because we are all sinners. No one can afford to pass up this wonderful time that Our Lord is giving us to not have to suffer the torments of hell or to suffer time in Purgatory. It is extremely important that every Catholic, especially single Catholics, attend that very important day (which is the Sunday after Easter Sunday).
It is extremely important that every Catholic tells their friends, acquaintances, relatives and other fellow Catholics about this beautiful day that Jesus has reserved just for us. Divine Mercy Sunday marks a time when we can again be truly united with Jesus and not have to suffer time in Purgatory or hell.
May God and Our Lord Jesus bless you in all of your endeavors to remain holy, pure and devout in your Catholic faith. Never miss an opportunity to evangelize about our beautiful faith to others, especially those who are far from Our Lord Jesus.