Concupiscence’ according to catholicculture.org is the “Insubordination of man’s desires to the dictates of reason, and the propensity of human nature to sin as a result of original sin”.
Archbishop Jason Gordon gave this ‘big word’ in his homily last Monday at St Mary’s College Chapel, Frederick Street, at the start of the week-long Lenten midday retreat of the Holy Rosary parish. The retreat was moved to the chapel because the church on Henry Street is closed for renovation.
Archbishop Gordon told the congregation, “Our concupiscence is the way in which the three-fold temptation becomes insidious in all of our living”. He said there was lust of the flesh, lust of the eye, pride and these were the “undoing of people”.