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I would agree with Fr. Corapi on this one - the truth is in black and white, and you're either in the truth or out of it, there can be no dilution of the absolute truth - the devil's favourite colour is grey he says, how true.
Recently in a catechesis class, the teacher informed us that there was no such thing as mortal sin anymore - it was instead about considering whether we were turned to face God or turned away from Him. It's exactly this kind of wishy-washy politically correct rubbish that has modern Catholics in confusion. I was made to feel like sin was a swear word. The Catechism has not changed, so neither should we.
:eek: Jesus didn't go to the cross because our faces were turned away!!!!! He went because of our SINS SINS SINS SINS!!!!!!
Joel Osteen, he of the smile and blinking eyes (shows dishonesty), NEVER EVER SAYS THE WORD SIN, because people don't give him money if he reminds them of their SINS!!! So he talks about how God wants us all to be happy and prosperous, and how loving God is, how he loves us all the time and only wants us to be happy (and did I mention PROSPEROUS?). THIS MAKES ME SICK!!!
It is ALL ABOUT SIN!!! People just don't want to hear anything unpleasant, such as that premarital sex is ALWAYS harmful, that sex is for marriage and primarily for making children, not just for our own pleasure. They don't want to hear about the Seven Deadly Sins any more, aren't we past all that yet??? Hey maybe the 10 Commandments are also a "living, breathing document" that can be altered according to the times...like other important documents are thought of these days.