Well, wow, we are still going strong in our discussions on this post from June 22, and I am wiped out! It's been an interesting discussion, and one that has taken us far afield from the original topic.
I feel the need to take a breather, spend some more time fulfilling the duties of my vocation. (Yes, children, you still have a mother! And, dear husband, you still have a wife!) So, for a couple of days, I think I will steer this blog back to the "teaching" mode by providing some links to past "Little Teachings" that may have been missed by newer readers.
Here they are, in
Knowing God's will and Catholic freedom
Mary's Perpetual Virginity
The difference between Church Doctrine (unchanging truth) and Church Discipline (changeable rules)
Mortal Sin and Venial Sin
Dissenting Catholics and the question of conscience
Suffering, Catholic style! (The meaning of redemptive suffering)
The Pope is not as powerful as you think
The distinction between a person and his actions
Indulgences: No need to freak out
Subsidiarity: Why haven't I heard this before?
Can non-Catholics be saved?
One more IVF post (thank you, Fr. Tad, the brainiac!)
And, I want to throw in…
Scrupulosity, a little bit of hell
Doctrinal Quiz Show answers, also in no particular order:
Marriage and the Eucharist
Communion of Saints
Do we become angels when we die?
Why was Mary immaculately conceived (sinless)?
How many doctrines of the Church are taught infallibly?
The three stages of holiness
The two types of judgements
Moral Reasoning 101: The Ends Don't Justify the Means
Moral Reasoning 101: The Principle of Double Effect
Sacraments vs. Sacramentals
Salvation History Made Simple
(Or, What I Never Learned in 1970s and 1980s CCD)
If you feel so inclined, please feel free to throw out some ideas for future "Little Teachings" posts. I take requests! (Well, as long as I know the subject well enough to talk about it, ha!)
And on that note, please pray for me as I attempt to take inventory of all the clothing in this house tomorrow. I would almost rather stick pins in my eyes. Almost. ;)