Most Catholics are aware of the countless saints, martyrs, popes, bishops, priests, deacons, religious and laity who, throughout church history, have lived ethical, even heroic lives — pursuing justice, feeding the poor, clothing the naked, educating the ignorant, liberating captives, as Jesus taught in his Gospel of Love. Clearly, this legion of righteous people has been a tremendous force for good in the world. But…..
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor….” (Luke 4:18)
The highlight of any U.S. Presidential inauguration is the speech delivered at noon, January 20, on the front steps of the Capitol in Washington D.C. This inaugural address is, traditionally, filled with inspirational lines designed to set…..
“On the way they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for (Jesus’) reception there, but they would not welcome him….When…James and John saw this they asked, ‘Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?’ Jesus turned and rebuked them….” (Luke 9:52-55)
Your brother routinely makes anti-Semitic comments. Your neighbor uses the N-word in casual conversation……