Tag: pastor’s desk

Nov 2018

I began this year writing about the Church as a sign of hope in the world precisely because she is a sort of sacrament of intimate unity with God and the unity of the whole human race. (cf. Lumen Gentium 1) As a sacrament the Church is a sign of hope precisely as a visible institution in this world, bound together by the bonds of the same faith, the same sacraments, and the same government. As a visible reality the Church is in the hands of sinful men who are capable of......

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September 21, 2018

Who am I to judge?

In order better to understand the words of the prophet, I want mercy, not sacrifice (Hos 6:6), I turned to Jesus’ statement about the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and fidelity. I am...