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4 Out of 5 Catholic Men Confess This Sin

They confess to looking at pornography and masturbating. It's awkward, I know, to say it so candidly, but the only way to defeat pornography in our lives is to admit that we have a widespread problem with it. Vice, Firmly Entrenched By the time I was in high school, the habit of lusting after women via pornography was firmly entrenched in...

Preparing for a Good Lent: Penance

"How beautiful, how necessary is penance." - St. Francis of Assisi Penance is an unpopular topic these days. Perhaps it is because we have become soft, even wimpy, valuing comfort over anything else. Maybe it's due to a misguided attempt to seem less rigid and legalistic. Then again, maybe it's really because we don't think we have any sins over which to be penitent. Whatever...

The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony

The following post is part of a guest series by Jason Liske of Ascending Mount Carmel. Jason is also a freelance writer and social media contributor at Monkrock. You can read more about him here. The following post is used with permission. "We  overcome after a fashion, perhaps, our serious and dangerous vices, but  there it stops. The small desires we freely...

The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy

The following post is part of a guest series by Jason Liske of Ascending Mount Carmel. Jason is also a freelance writer and social media contributor at Monkrock. You can read more about him here. The following post is used with permission. The sin of envy is a precursor to wrath, much more subtle than its counterpart, and able to slip past...

Let’s Talk About Porn

Let's talk about porn. I know it it's an uncomfortable subject, but ignoring it will do no good. The fact is, pornography addiction is a massive and growing problem---especially for men. If you don't believe me, here are some shocking statistics: 12% of websites online are pornographic Every second, over 28,000 people are looking at porn 40 million Americans are...

The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath

The following post is part of a guest series by Jason Liske of Ascending Mount Carmel. Jason is also a freelance writer and social media contributor atMonkrock. You can read more about him here. The following post is used with permission. Wrath is a sin that not thought of as easily as some of the other sins. In my own experience, my...

The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

The following post is part of a guest series by Jason Liske of Ascending Mount Carmel. Jason is also a freelance writer and social media contributor at Monkrock. You can read more about him here. The following post is used with permission. The seven deadly sins, as we now know them, can be thought of as seven of the most...

Go to Confession!

"If there is a heavenly idea in the Catholic Church, surely, next after the Blessed Sacrament, Confession is such."  -Blessed John Henry Newman Confession is one of my favorite sacraments, and I try to go as often as I can. But this wasn't always the case. I am a convert, and I still remember the awkwardness of my first confession. I...

St. Maximilian Kolbe on Serious Sin

Have you ever struggled with a grave sin? I mean something really serious. You want with all your heart to break this sin's power in your life, but no matter how hard you struggle and pray, you just keep falling into it. You are constantly feeling guilty, and the guilt keeps you from approaching Our Lord through fear. In confession, you...