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Offline shin

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Fr. John Furniss - The Great Evil
« on: July 16, 2013, 02:34:11 AM »
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  • The Great Evil
    by Fr. John Furniss

    http://www.saintsbooks.net/books/Fr.%20John%20Furniss%20-%20The%20Great%20Evil.html

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    Chapter I

    WHAT IS THE GREAT EVIL?

    SOME children were learning their Catechism; the teacher asked them this question: "What is the worst thing in the world?" A little child put up its hand and said, Please, may I answer? Yes, said the teacher. Then, said the child, I think the worst thing in the world is a great pain. The child did not give the right answer. No doubt it is frightful to see any one burnt up with fever, or cramped with cholera, or to see death tearing away the soul from the body. It is a sad thing to say the last "good bye" to those whom we love. These things make tears run down from the eye and draw sighs out of the heart. But there is something which burns more than fever, and cramps more than cholera. There is a last parting more sorrowful than the last parting with father, mother, brother, or sister.

    What, then, is the great bad thing? The greatest of all evils -- the evil of evils -- what is it? The greatest of all evils is -- Mortal sin. Mortal sin is so great an evil that no man living will be able to understand how great an evil it is. Ps. xviii. "Who shall understand sins?"

    Other works by Fr. Furniss:

    God and His Perfections
    http://www.saintsbooks.net/books/Fr.%20John%20Furniss%20-%20God%20and%20His%20Perfections.html

    Confession
    http://www.saintsbooks.net/books/Fr.%20John%20Furniss%20-%20Confession.html

    Almighty God Loves Little Children
    http://www.saintsbooks.net/books/Fr.%20John%20Furniss%20-%20Almighty%20God%20Loves%20Little%20Children.html

    The Great Question
    http://www.saintsbooks.net/books/Fr.%20John%20Furniss%20-%20The%20Great%20Question.html

    The Sight of Hell
    http://www.saintsbooks.net/books/Fr.%20John%20Furniss%20-%20The%20Sight%20of%20Hell.html

    The Sunday School or Catechism
    http://www.saintsbooks.net/books/Fr.%20John%20Furniss%20-%20The%20Sunday%20School%20or%20Catechism.pdf

    Sincerely,

    Shin

    'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus.' (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)'-

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    Fr. John Furniss - The Great Evil
    « Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 04:25:05 AM »
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  • That is what I tell the children in the catechism class. The worst catastrophe that can befall you is mortal sin.


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    « Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 09:13:43 PM »
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  • You teach catechism?

    Priests should be doing that. The practice of catechists in churches is something I will never uunderstand.
    Regina Angelorum, ora pro nobis!

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    Fr. John Furniss - The Great Evil
    « Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 03:42:45 PM »
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  • Quote from: Napoli
    Priests should be doing that.
    Yes, they should, but they have higher priorities, such as giving the sacraments, and are often spread very thin.
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    The practice of catechists in churches is something I will never uunderstand.
    Well-trained Marian Catechists are very good. All others I'd avoid.
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    « Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 04:37:18 PM »
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  • I understand your points, but, would you want to risk the souls of your children to the case majority of these "catechists"? Not me.

    Regina Angelorum, ora pro nobis!


     

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