Pope at general audience: taking upon ourselves the name of God At his General Audience of August 22, Pope Francis reflected on the Second Commandment – “You shall not invoke the name of the Lord, your God, in vain.” Dear brothers and sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the Ten Commandments, we now turn to the [...]
Pope Francis noted today that a true Christian must give witness to Christ since giving testimony is one of the peculiarities of Christian behavior. The Pope said this during his morning homily today at the Casa Santa Marta, according to Vatican Radio. Part of the congregation was made up of a number of priests who celebrated [...]
On Hypocrisy vs. Heart-felt Action: "Exterior expressions are the consequence of what we have decided in the heart"
The Gospel of this Sunday presents a dispute between Jesus and some Pharisees and scribes. The discussion refers to the "tradition of the elders" (Mark 7:3), which Jesus, citing the Prophet Isaiah, defines as "human precepts." And [saying] that they should never take the place of the "commandments of God." The ancient prescriptions in question included [...]