Fear: The Beheading of John the Baptist

http://www.usccb.org/nab/082905.htm Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man, and kept him in custody. I wonder if we would have any martyrs in the Church at all if it were not for fear. Today we celebrate — yes, celebrate — the beheading of St. John the Baptist. Like all martyr’s feasts,… Continue reading Fear: The Beheading of John the Baptist

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

http://www.usccb.org/nab/082805.htm O God, you are my God whom I seek; for you my flesh pines and my soul thirsts like the earth, parched, lifeless and without water. Thus have I gazed toward you in the sanctuary to see your power and your glory, for your kindness is a greater good than life; my lips shall… Continue reading 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Who Would Jesus Assassinate?

On the other hand, this scares the hell out of me. Pat Robertson encouraging the assassination of anyone seems a little out of place for a religious leader. We don’t have to condone Chavez’s politics or actions, but calling for assassination is unconscienable: From the August 22 broadcast of The 700 Club: ROBERTSON: There was… Continue reading Who Would Jesus Assassinate?

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