Tag Archives: forgiveness

  1. Reexamining Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge?”

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    September 22, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    We’ve all heard that quote thrown around and if you’re like me you’re probably getting sick of the quote being used to downplay the gravity of sin, particularly sexual sins. But I wonder if there’s more to that famous quote than many of us have noticed.

    We tend to focus on the word judge. It often gets associated with Jesus’ quote “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” But what if the word that Pope Francis had on his mind when he uttered that now famous phrase wasn’t judge, but I?

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  2. The Tale of Two Fallen Stars We Need To Forgive

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    June 9, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    Most of us are sick of hearing news about two reality stars who we love to either praise or hate. But what we’re almost all forgetting is that, as different as they are, they are both fallen human beings who need love, forgiveness, and prayer more than anything else.

  3. Show Mercy Even If They Don’t Deserve It

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    November 19, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    Whenever we have a hard time showing mercy to someone else because we don’t think they deserve it, it’s important for us to think about how much we don’t deserve the mercy that is extended to us from Christ. Whenever someone does something that really bothers me, I’ve been making an effort to think about if I’d want Christ to forgive me of the same thing. The answer, so far at least, has always been “yes”, even when they haven’t done anything to deserve my continued love and forgiveness.

  4. Have questions about homosexuality and Catholicism? The Third Way has answers.

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    May 15, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    I recently had the pleasure of watching an incredible new video released by Blackstone Films called The Third Way. My friend …
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  5. Moral teachings are hard, but I wouldn’t have it any other way

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    February 24, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    The Catholic Church is certainly known for being uncomfortably demanding when it comes to moral issues. Earlier this month, I …
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  6. Let’s love our enemies, and pray for those who persecute us

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    January 21, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    I just finished reading the latest post by one of my favorite bloggers, Matt Walsh, in which he talks about …
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  7. Pope Francis is Changing the Church, and the World, For Good

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    December 21, 2013 by Alex Johannigman

    It’s ironic that we live in a world where one of the most influential, most praised, most respected, and most …
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