The Big Put Down

When we feel put down we feel “terminally unique”, as if we are the only person on earth who has been so shamed, so humiliated. I fully admit that some people seem capable of shrugging off this kind of experience (or perhaps they just have learned to bury...

Impure Thoughts

For many years hearing confessions I would listen to the anguish, especially of senior Catholics, concerning their “impure thoughts.”  It was impressed upon them by parents and teachers that the desires of the flesh, especially sexual thoughts, were in conflict with...