A few weeks ago, my pastor gave an incredibly insightful homily. It shook me up. It wrung me out. Yet, in spite of the discomfort I felt to have the facts laid out so baldly, I felt God’s peace.
I’m still thinking about it weeks later. I thought it was time to share it with you all. The following is just a portion:
“At the root of what is sometimes called a “culture war” is a changing understanding and definition of the human person within our society…The Catholic Church is the foremost source of an alternative vision of the human person and human society to that of contemporary, secular western culture. And because this Catholic teaching stands in opposition to what this secular culture deems best for humanity, the Catholic understanding must be confronted, and suppressed or co-opted.
“And I know that for many of us this cultural conflict takes place,
not “out there” somewhere, but within our own lives and minds. We
have a foot in the Church and a foot in our society. We are influenced
by both – we’re conflicted. It as though we are standing with one foot
on board a boat and one foot on the dock. And suddenly the boat
starts to sail away from the shore. What are we to do? As the gap
between boat and shore, Church and society, widens we will have to
make a choice.”
You can read the rest here.
You can also listen to the homily here.