ALBANIA, Tirana : Citizens wait for the arrival of Pope Francis prior to his mass’ celebration at Mother Teresa square in central Tirana on September 21, 2014. The pontiff travels to Albania on September 21 for a packed one-day visit that will spotlight the country as a model of inter-religious harmony, amid turmoil in the Middle East and rising intolerance in Europe AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE

As the Council of Trent teaches, Communion is that great remedy which frees us from venial, and preserves us against mortal sins.

It is said ”from daily faults”, because according to St. Thomas, a man is excited by means of this sacrament to make acts of love, by which venial sins are forgiven. And it is said that “we are preserved from mortal sins”, because Communion increases grace, which will preserve us from great faults.

Hence Innocent III says, that Jesus Christ delivered us from the power of sin by his Passion, but that by the Eucharist he delivers us from the power of sinning.

St. Alphonsus Liguori

The main reason I struggle with pride:

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"A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride."
-C.S. Lewis

This religion played a huge part in our holocaust…. yet many to this very day are strict followers of said religion, I am not trying to offend anybody’s beliefs or saying to stop being Christian/Catholic…..

But just think about it, if your colonizer was not a follower of this said religion, would you still be a Christian/Catholic today?

HAIL, HOLY QUEEN, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
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