Crucifixion Jesus died in the most dreaded way in the ancient world, it was a death reserved for slaves and criminals. The routine of crucifixion was always the same. When the case had been heard and the criminal condemned, the judge uttered the fateful sentence: “You go to the cross.”
True Christian Authority Challenge: Think of the relationship in your life where your pride is most destructive. Take concrete steps to deal with that person more positively and humbly.
Suicide From the Catechism of the Catholic Church we read "2282 If suicide is committed with the intention of setting an example, especially to the young, it also takes on the gravity of scandal. Voluntary co-operation in suicide is contrary to the moral law.
Grave psychological disturbances, anguish, or grave fear of hardship, suffering, or torture can diminish the responsibility of the one committing suicide.
2283 We should not despair of the eternal salvation of persons who have taken their own lives. By ways known to him alone, God can provide the opportunity for salutary repentance. The Church prays for persons who have taken their own lives.
The Eucharist – The Sacrament of Love The long-awaited postsynodal exhortation of Pope Benedict XVI was published on March 13. The document contains the conclusions of the 2005 Synod of Bishops and is entitled “Sacramentum Caritatis.”