A primitive society is being devastated by a disease, so you bring modern medicine to bear, and wipe out the disease, only to find that by doing so you have brought on a population explosion. You introduce contraception to control population, and find that you have dismantled a whole culture. At home you legislate to relieve the distress of unmarried mothers, and find you have given a cash incentive to the production of illegitimate children. You guarantee a minimum wage, and find that you have extinguished, not only specific industries, but industry itself as a personal trait. You enable everyone to travel, and one result is, that there is nowhere left worth travelling to. And so on.
This is the oldest and the best argument for conservatism: the argument from the fact that our actions almost always have unforeseen and unwelcome consequences. It is an argument from so great and so mournful a fund of experience, that nothing can rationally outweigh it. Yet somehow, at any rate in societies like ours, this argument never is given its due weight. When what is called a “reform” proves to be, yet again, a cure worse than the disease, the assumption is always that what is needed is still more, and still more drastic, “reform.”
David Stove, “Why You Should Be a Conservative,” On Enlightenment, Chap. XIV, p. 171, Transaction Publishers, 2003.
Father Chris Pietraszko: “To the Catholic who knows this and does not do it, Salvation is Impossible. What else did he say? Click here.
What Counts for Mortal Sin?
Mortal sin is in reference to sins that surpass slight sins. They are seriously wrong. It also involves freedom to consent to such sin and knowledge that the act is wrong (even if it be merely known by the heart without proper terminology). 18 Sins that must be Confessed (note the word may) …
Such sins may include: Masturbation, Pornography, pre-marital sex, gossip of a grave matter, abortion, theft that surpasses 100 dollars (over-time or in one instance), physical violence causing grave injury, adultery, absence of forgiveness for another (wrath), excessive eating to a grave degree, heresy, schismatic behavior, disobedience to one’s ordinary/superior, missing Sunday Mass, receiving Eucharist with mortal sin, not confessing all your sins (purposefully holding back), excessive drinking of alcohol, drug-abuse.
To the Catholic who knows this and does not do it, salvation is impossible.
i think most people who follow me know that i love lega nord. but in case you didn’t know, i love lega nord.
this is really, really depressing.
last weekend i went to this meetup thing and a guy from napoli told me that me wearing a rosary is super gangsta and mafia