December 12, 2005 at 6:55 pm #1160
Peace be with all present,
[quote:m8fx7wc9]”Faced with the advance of hedonism,” he continued, “I ask of you the brave witness of chastity. Faced with the thirst for money, your sober life and your service to those in need, reminds us that God is the authentic source of wealth that never perishes.” [/quote:m8fx7wc9]
The full article is here[/url:m8fx7wc9].
The Popes statement on hedonism[/url:m8fx7wc9] fell in line with a lecture I attended last week at my Parrish, where the Priest speaking likened these material pleasure to idols and gods. Using Greek gods as examples:
Bacchus – addictions (drugs, alcohol, pornography)
Venus – lust
Mammon – money
So I was wondering what others think of these influences in our world today and how we, as Catholics, can be good examples against these idols?
FredDecember 12, 2005 at 7:25 pm #5593
Living a Hedonistic life is the no. 1 enemy to people warping all sorts of morality and how people view the world and people in general. There is different degrees of Hedonism that is venomous even to some inside the Church. Teaching and showing an example is extremely crucial as the Pope so eloquently pointed out.
With so many things to get your attention and get yourself attached too it’s going to be a difficult war to come ahead.
Holy Mother pray for us
“VictorDecember 12, 2005 at 7:31 pm #5594
Peace be with you Victor,
[quote:2jcx1p39]With so many things to get your attention and get yourself attached too it’s going to be a difficult war to come ahead. [/quote:2jcx1p39]
One of the things the Fr. Higgins said to us was that we can be sold anything in 30 seconds on TV. So true, keeping up with the Jones or just pure greed we can be weak can’t we. The fix for this is Christ, confession, and a full prayer life.
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