Posts Tagged ‘truth’

Freedom for Mission and Mission for Freedom

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The Fortnight for Freedom initiative is a call to pray, reflect and contribute to a better understanding of – and respect for – religious freedom in a way that lifts up all people.  The theme this year is Freedom for Mission. Mission is fundamental to being a complete Christian. Saint John Paul II affirmed that […] [Read more]

Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Spiritual Mercy of Instructing Others

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

One inescapable experience of aging is reaching the moment in life when, like the rich young man in the Gospel, we wonder how God will judge our lives. On the one hand, not knowing the mind of God, this might seem to be fruitless exercise. On the other hand, our Lord in his teaching has […] [Read more]

Faithfully Abiding in the Love and Truth of the Lord

Monday, June 1st, 2015

The reading for today from Mark’s Gospel tells us the cautionary and prophetic parable about a landowner, whom we know to be God, planting a vineyard and entrusting it to tenant farmers to produce a harvest. But the tenants were not faithful stewards. Instead, they sought to use the vineyard for their own purposes, even […] [Read more]

Truth is Never Discrimination

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Of the Catholic Church’s many teachings, perhaps some of the most challenging for people in today’s culture involve human sexuality, including homosexuality.  As state after state considers changing its laws on the definition of marriage, all of us have had to think about the nature of love, the meaning of marriage and the teaching of […] [Read more]

Is There a Right and Wrong?

Monday, July 29th, 2013

During a recent family visit, I watched a mother intervene as two of her very young children squabbled over several toy cars.  The older of the two asserted that the cars belonged to him, and therefore his younger brother could not play with one of them.  In response to the younger brother’s crying protest, their […] [Read more]