and said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things? Or who gave you this authority to do them?” Mark 11:28 NABRE Jesus and His disciples visit the temple and during this visit Jesus challenges the market that is created in the temple for exchanging money and selling…View More Mark 11:28 – May 29, 2021
For it is the will of God that by doing good you may silence the ignorance of foolish people. Be free, yet without using freedom as a pretext for evil, but as slaves of God. 1 Peter 2:15-16 NABRE Peter is writing about secular authority to the communities receiving his…View More 1 Peter 2:15-16 – November 13, 2020
Honor your father and your mother, that you may have a long life in the land the LORD your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 NABRE We read in the quoted verse one of the Ten Commandments, called “Decalogue”, coming from the Greek, meaning “ten words.” This command is the…View More Exodus 20:12 – June 21, 2020
This is why you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Romans 13:6 NABRE Paul is giving instruction on Christian living. God grants authority for legitimate government to establish rules and punish criminal behavior. Christians must submit to the civil authorities…View More Romans 13:6 – November 5, 2019
The Roman Catholic Church in the United States finds itself in crisis, one more time. In the early 2000’s the Boston Globe investigative reporting revealed a child abuse scandal that caused the United States Conference of Catholic bishops to unite and create new procedures in response. It became know within…View More The Roman Catholic Church is in a season for real change.