Homily for Thursday, April 16, 2015

Readings for Today

There has been a lot of discussion about the relationship between one’s personal faith and its practice and the public marketplace. Whether it is the recent debate about the RFRA that was passed in Indiana, the question of contraception and its coverage in health care, or the martyrs being killed around the world, sometimes at the hands of the government, perhaps the relationship between the demonstration and living of our faith and law is before us in a way that is not much different from what the apostles faced shortly after the resurrection of Jesus.

Could the apostles have stopped speaking about the name? Could they be seen as discriminatory because of the way they were speaking about the Jewish leaders? If they lived in the current age, with Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other types of social media, what would the reaction be to their preaching?

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