What are some of the primary sins that people struggle with? As we strive for virtue, it is important that we regularly examine our lives and realize where we struggle so that we can strive to break free from sin. Today, Fr. Josh addresses the topic of the seven deadly sins and identifies why people struggle with some in particular.
Snippet from the Show
Focus on what Christ has done in your life. Focus on his love for you.
Glory Story (1:39)
Listener Question (4:14)
Are the seven deadly sins biblical? What do you see as the most dominant sin in our culture today?
Saint Story: St. John XXIII (12:15)
St. John XXIII was born in Italy in 1881. His parents named him Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli. He grew up on a farm and was always very proud of where he came from. In 1904, he was ordained a diocesan priest. However, he was also a member of the Secular Franciscan Order.
As a priest, St. John XXIII continued his studies in canon law and then worked as secretary to his bishop. He also taught and was the publisher for his diocese’s paper.
He had an active role in both World Wars. In World War I, he saw much devastation as a stretcher-bearer. During World War II, he was a papal diplomat in Bulgaria, then Turkey, and finally, in France. Working with an ambassador, he helped save around 24,000 Jewish people.
In 1953, he was made bishop of Venice. Just six years later, he was elected pope. As pope, he wrote, he increased the number of cardinals, and he opened the Second Vatican Council.
St. John XXIII, was a humble man who worked incredibly hard for others. He died on June 3, 1963.
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Meet Fr. Josh Johnson
While Fr. Josh was raised Catholic, he didn’t like the Church growing up. Then, one day in adoration, he fell in love with Jesus and received the call to become a priest.
Now, Fr. Josh is the Vocations Director of the Diocese of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. He is a presenter in four of Ascension’s programs: Altaration, YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body, The 99, and Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation, as well as the author of Broken and Blessed: An Invitation to My Generation, Pocket Guide to Adoration, and co-author of Pocket Guide to Reconciliation.