What Mother Teresa saw, and what drove St. Vincent de Paul, was Christ in the poor. These two were not social experimenters.
Just after the inauguration for President Barack Obama, Robert George and several of his friends started a website called Moral Accountability. They wanted to show the Catholics and Evangelicals who voted for Obama that there are consequences to their actions.
Let me share two revelations I received recently by way of listening. The first is that community organizers are not the Devil. The second is another reason why the liberal Catholic thing is dying.
The third atheist just doesn’t want to be told what to do… ever, much less by a book as ancient as the Bible. But of course none of these answers or objections have anything to do with whether God exists.
The glimmer of new life in labor is the great new good we have before us, the chance to make even the dreariest of tasks, and I’ve had a
few in my day, become moments of shook foil full of God’s grandeur.
The right kind of teaching is not the sum total of Catholic authenticity. Indeed, crucial to that authenticity and it seems more important in this day and age is my obedience to the Church.
Today the Feast of Pope St. Gregory the Great provides for the very important lesson that there is a grand difference between justice and charity and that what you might think is mercy is actually justice.
Imagine a slaughter of over 1,200 people in two days, almost 200 hundred of them Catholic priests. Imagine a slaughter …