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Cause and Effect?

I have yet to see anything from the mainstream media about a connection between how the public schools have been teaching nihilism for years and how morality has degenerated. It is not surprising (of course), but if they could only see this fact, it may change their actions entirely.

It is not a coincidence that there are school shootings, that the numbers of suicides are increasing (especially among youth), and riots easily break out every time someone is upset -- it is all cause and effect. I am not the first person to mention this; you can find it written about in many places and I have been saying this for decades, but you cannot tell people morality does not matter and still expect them to care about morality.

In fact, you can trace this out with the increase in hate and gratuitous violence directly coordinating with the rejection of Catholic morality in the world. The more a society turns away from what the Church is saying, the more pain, sadness and suffering that society creates. Remarkably, they deny it is so, and even go so far as to claim that if they can accomplish just a little more immorality then everything will be okay (I have to ask: how's that working out for you?).

So, assuming you have seen the recent news about the woman-who-wants-to-be-a-man who decided to shoot up a school that she once attended. More things like this will just continue -- hate of God leads to hate of everyone else. Violent souls flow out into violent actions. It is not coincidence, it is cause and effect.

Whenever a person chooses to make all their decisions in life based on a sexual perversion, they will always end up miserable. I do not know if you have seen the numbers, but those who are steeped in immorality are the most miserable people in the world. Sin never makes you happy; it might make you think you are happy for a while, but it never lasts, and then when you realize how depressing that life is, you fall into despair. It is not coincidence, it is cause and effect.

This is why a true devotion to the Catholic understanding of the priesthood and the Eucharist (two things we will reflect on in tonight's Maundy Thursday Mass) is crucial for our whole well-being. When we realize the amazing blessing that God gives us in the priesthood and how the priests provide us with the Eucharist, then we will begin to find real spiritual health. Those committed to the traditional teachings of the Church the way that they have always been taught without mixture of modernism are always able to find peace and joy; those who just go through the motions but do not really believe it are depressed. It is not coincidence, it is cause and effect.


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