Catholic Sin And Depression

On the way back from Mexico City, the dentist who sat next to me told me the greatest cause of dental problems are anti-depressants.  One of the side effects of anti-depressants is a dry mouth.  This causes gum and dental degeneration.  This dentist lives and practices in Las Lomas, Mexico City.  That is one of the richest parts of Mexico City.  Why are all these rich people on anti-depressants?

soulThe word ‘psyche’ is Greek for ‘the soul, mind, spirit; breath; life, one’s life, the invisible animating principle or entity which occupies and directs the physical body; understanding’.  If the soul is sick, the body will be sick too.

Sin kills the soul and body.  Many children are very very happy until they make their first mortal sin.  I see it all the time in the schools.  The small children are very full of life and happiness.  As I visit the upper grades, you see a lot of unhappy students.  They are letting sin destroy their happiness and life force.

3985730_origPure Souls of Children At Their First Communions

Parents are responsible for this because they are the primary ones who set an example and who allow their children to see television, buy, (or receive from relatives and friends), video games, Cell phones, computers, music and movies.  These children do not have the money to buy these things that take away their innocence and lead them to sin.

Parents who buy smart phones for the children, allow them to watch TV, go on the internet without supervision, hear bad music and see bad movies are going to answer to God for having allowed their children to loose their innocence.  Jesus states it very clearly.

And whosoever shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me; it were better for him that a millstone were hanged around his neck, and he were cast into the sea.And if thy hand scandalize thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life, maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into unquenchable fire:  Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.  And if thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off. It is better for thee to enter lame into life everlasting, than having two feet, to be cast into the hell of unquenchable fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.

And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out. It is better for thee with one eye to enter into the kingdom of God, than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire:  Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished. Mark 9:41-47

Many times, to try to soothe the pains of depression, people go further into sin; alcohol, drugs, pornography, sex and partying.  It does not work.  Eventually you really crash.

IMG_3733Here are 10 actions that are extremely necessary to get out of depression and despair:

  1. Deep sorrow for all the sins of you life.
  2. Confessing all your sins with total honesty, (do not hide anything), and repentance.
  3. Go to confession every time it is available.
  4. Leave all your friends that are leading you to sin.
  5. Get rid of all that will lead you to continue to sin, (smart phone, music, movies, drugs, alcohol, magazines, books).
  6. Go to daily Latin Mass.
  7. Help out others, especially in the Church.
  8. Do a deep soul search as to what is you vocation in life and make all the changes in your life you need to make.
  9. Say the Holy Rosary every day.
  10. Bless yourself every day with Exorcized Holy Water.

We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and to know what is killing our soul and how to let God breathe new life back into it.