he crossed himself on his way out. what a jerk.
Temptation -- and giving into it -- is everywhere. Here is evidence of the wisdom of Jesus in teaching us to pray in the Our Father.
The Church of Our Lady of the Candid Camera
Poor soul. Let us pray for him. Father in heaven forgive us our hardened heart's. Look with with mercy on this man. Who broke your commandment in your sight. Grant him the grace to repent and to live the gospel that you call all of us to do. In your son's most holy name Jesus Christ. Amen
Why do people immediately "feel sorry" for sinful criminals, and begin praying for them and calling them "poor souls", and yet I NEVER see anyone ever praying for the victims of other people's evil actions!I'm not saying that slimy, sacrilegious crook doesn't need prayers, but how sad that you don't even THINK to pray for the poor lady who might've lost her paycheck, her identification cards, money needed for necessities, and maybe even some family heirloom, like her mother's rosary!I'll be praying that she gets her property back and that the thug who has the gall to rob a praying woman in a Church is arrested and punished appropriately.
I'll pray for you too.
I'll also be praying for the thug that he gets caught, gets punished and has a conversion.
And I will pray for you...for if you do not admonish the sinner how can he repent. The reason they have security in places of prayer is because the praying people are vulnerable to rape, murder and in appropriate actions. Jesus said to the adulterous go and sin no more...he didn't say it's ok to do whatever you want. Thank God this perpetrator didn't hurt the praying women more than just take items he considered of value. He will be back. It is the job of the Deacons to confront him and to admonish him. Will they do that part? I doubt it. They have trouble confronting Poor soul. No wonder our church is in distress. Live in the truth. The truth is stealing is a sin and it's illegal. It also puts the poor soul in danger of being separated from God. I hate to see anyone but especially someone in a church being pointed to the temptation of sin. And habitual sin...God said he gives in to their own licentiousness. And then they go to hell. For you Catholics who do not believe in hell better think twice....
Why do I want to "watch" this, New Advent? Will it bring me closer to our Lord? Or will it demoralize me, tempting me to despair?Can you say? Probably not...so what is the purpose of posting such a discouraging video on an otherwise commendable website?
Why post this? Because it will remind women to put their purses in front of the kneeler where it's safely within her sight. A few years ago, locally, a female thug, would wait for women to go up for Holy Communion, and grab as many pocketbooks as she could and run. So ladies, wear it over your shoulder when you go up to receive.
Although the caption alleges stealing, the video itself is inadequate for me to conclude with moral certitude that any stealing has occurred. For all I don't know, a fuller video might show that the man is the woman's husband and that he had been sitting beside her the minute before, had perhaps already left to attend to another matter, but then, after realizing he had forgotten to get something from her purse that they'd previously arranged for him to take, he returned to the pew behind her and, as the video shows, simply reached over to retrieve the [previously arranged] item from her purse without disturbing his wife in her moment of prayer, checked to make sure he had gotten the item and left. That's just one of many possibilities I can contemplate based on that video which leaves much to the imagination.