Catholic Guilt (feat. Br. Lawrence)

“Catholic Guilt” is a familiar concept in our culture—whether you’re Catholic or not. There’s a trope that Catholics just walk around feeling more guilty than other people, and the phrase can get thrown around in a pejorative way.

But, is it true? Do Catholics feel more guilty? Are they, in fact, more guilty? Is this guilt “bad”? Is there such a thing as “good” guilt?

Br. Lawrence, CFR tackles this question with Fr. Mark-Mary and gives us a framework for contrition that will bring us close to a loving God who is always ready to extend forgiveness to us when we rebel against him in sin.

Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.