The Fleet Sources – 18 February 2018 – First Sunday of Lent – 12-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Unceasingly (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)

EWTN – the Act of Contrition


Dear Fr. Thom (N) – Dear Aquinas (C) – Dear Sister St. Henry (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church:  2563; 2283


Quote Box (N)  

Pride: “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”
 Augustine of Hippo, as quoted in Manipulus Florum (c. 1306), edited by Thomas Hibernicus.

(C) Pride: “Pride is concerned with who is right; humility is concerned with what is right.”
                                                E.T. Benson


Witness: Angels (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church: 329


Tugboat Challenge (T)

 Catechetical lesson: This is called a prayer of petition (CCC 2629).


Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church- 1849

Scriptural Passages – Sins against the Holy Spirit: Matthew 12:31-32; Mark 3:28-29; Luke 12:8-10; Hebrews 10:26-29; Mark 3:30

EWTN – James Akin, “The Unforgiveable Sin

Catholic Answers –

Additional Background –

Direct Quote, Excerpted from The Douay Catechism of 1649:

CHAP. XIX. The Sins against the Holy Ghost Expounded
Q915: How many are the sins against the Holy Ghost?
A: Six: despair of salvation, presumption of God’s mercy, to impugn the known truth, envy at another’s spiritual good, obstinacy in sin, and final impenitence.

Q916: What is despair of salvation?
A: It is diffidence in the mercies and power of God as also, in the merits of Jesus Christ, as if they were not of force enough to save us. This was the sin of Cain, when he said, “My sin is greater than I can deserve pardon.” Gen. iv. 13. And of Judas, “when casting down the silver pieces in the temple, he went and hanged himself.” Matt. xxvii. 4, 5.

Q917: What is the presumption of God’s mercy?
A: A foolish confidence of salvation, without leading a good life, or any care to keep the
commandments; such as they entertain who think they will be saved by faith only,
without good works.

Q918: What is it to impugn the known truth?
A: To argue obstinately against known points of faith, or to prevent the way of our Lord
by forging lies and slander, as Heretics do, when they teach the ignorant people, that
Catholics worship images as God, and give Angels and Saints the honour which is due to
God; or that the Pope for money gives us pardon to commit what sins we please; that all
which, greater falsehoods cannot be invented.

Q919: What is the envy to another’s spiritual good?
A: A sadness or repining at another’s growth in virtue and perfection; such as sectaries
seem to have when they scoff and are troubled at the frequent fasts, prayers, feasts,
pilgrimages, alms-deeds, vows, and religious orders of the Catholic Church, calling them
superstitious and fooleries, because they have not in their churches any such practices of

Q920: What is obstinacy in sin?
A: A willful persisting in wickedness, and running on from sin to sin, after sufficient
instructions and admonition.

Q923: What is final impenitence?
A: To die without either confession or contrition for our sins, as those do of whom it is
said, “With a hard neck, and with uncircumcised hearts and ears, you always resist the
Holy Ghost.” Acts vii. 51. And in the person of whom Job speaks, saying, “Depart thou
from us, and we will not have the knowledge of thy ways.” Job xxi. 14.




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