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Ron Conte 17th March 2018 12:01 PM

book: The Catholic Marriage Bed
I've just published my latest book:
The Catholic Marriage Bed
A book of Roman Catholic moral theology

This book addresses a single question in ethics: Which sexual acts are moral between a husband and wife?

If you decide to give the book a read, please leave a fair review at Amazon.

Brother 19th March 2018 07:40 PM

Thanks for the information Ron.

It should be a good addition to the Roman Catholic Marital Sexual Ethics book.

Will read your new book after I finish Forgiveness and Salvation for Everyone which I'm currently reading.

Ron Conte 29th April 2018 01:41 PM

Let me know if you have any questions on
Forgiveness and Salvation for Everyone

and The Catholic Marriage Bed could use a
fair review on Amazon, when you are done
reading it. Thanks.

Brother 30th April 2018 04:14 PM

Yes, will do.

And, yes, I have a question regarding Forgiveness and Salvation for Everyone:

On page pg. 156 (Kindle Edition) says the following:

“Suppose that a particular Saint finds a high degree of holiness in the contemplative life. God may send that Saint into the active life, in order to meet the needs of God’s people. Being in a new and difficult situation, with less time for prayer and contemplation, such a Saint might not be able to attain to the same high degree of holiness. Being surrounded by sinners in the world may reduce the degree of sanctity of that individual, because some Saints are naturally inclined more to the active life, and some more to the contemplative life. Yet the Saint must do the will of God. So such a Saint may require a brief stay in Purgatory”

Wouldn’t that be unfair to the person who is happy in his straight way to Heaven, but then, because of God’s calling to change his way of life on a determinate situation and he obeys that calling, ends up in Purgatory first? – And, could it possible be a worst hypothetical scenario?, where this person who was in his path to Heaven, God calls him to another circumstance where he would have to deal with worst sinners that can misguide him, gets on his nerves, etc., and ends up in Hell?

Ron Conte 1st May 2018 12:09 AM

On the last part of the question, God would not send that person into a situation, if He knew the holy person would thereby end up in Hell. The hypothetical was based on a short stay in Purgatory, not a loss of salvation.

It is not unfair because the holy person desires to do the will of God, even if it means more suffering for him. And by doing the will of God, he has greater joy forever in Heaven, for his merits are increased by this choice. By leaving the contemplative life, which is likes, for the active life, which is difficult for him, he gains greater merits, helps more souls avoid Hell, and has greater happiness in heaven.

But he might end up with a short stay in Purgatory, for the aforementioned reasons.

Brother 1st May 2018 03:27 PM

Got it and it makes sense, his reward will be greater in Heaven forever due to more merits in cooperation with grace despite the possibility of a short stay in Purgatory.

Brother 6th June 2018 09:15 PM

I have finished reading the good book on Forgiveness and Salvation for Everyone, highly recommended for everyone. Now I started reading The Catholic Marriage Bed book.

Ron Conte 7th June 2018 11:25 AM

Thanks. What did you think of the book on salvation?

Brother 7th June 2018 04:06 PM

Very informative and you show your theological arguments with the actual Magisterial documents. Everyone in the state of sanctifying grace at the moment of death is saved (some by way of Purgatory) and God offers ample opportunity for everyone to be saved; however, the further away from faithful Catholicism (being a formal member of the Catholic Church has its advantages for Jesus founded His Church for a salvific reason), the harder the way and you explain the reasons in detail in your book.

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