How Do We Know If Something Is Good or Evil?

“Is this a good thing to do? Or is this an evil act? And if it is evil, how guilty am I?” Morality and culpability can get confusing and complicated really quickly—but it’s incredibly important. Thankfully, the Catholic Church has been thinking about this and unpacking the Gospels for a long time.

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary tries to condense a semester’s worth of Catholic Morality 101 into about nine minutes.

For even more on Catholic Morality for everyone, be sure to read Dr. Matthew Minerd’s new book, Made by God, Made for God: Catholic Morality Explained.

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.