hypocrisy

The Holiness of the Pharisees and the Occasions of Sin

Photography © by Andy Coan

Radio talk show hosts make a living on it.  Show after show, they bring before our eyes stupid, unjust and wasteful situations in order to incite outrage.  We love to listen and get ourselves all worked up.  Our indignation keeps us tuned in and raises the show’s ratings. It’s easy to focus on the outrageous things that others do.  It’s […]

Encountering the Word — Matthew 7:1-5

Photography © by Andy Coan

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua

“It is useless for a man to flaunt his knowledge of the law if he undermines its teaching by his actions.” (St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church) June 13 is the Memorial of St. Anthony, Priest and Doctor of the Church (c.a. 1195 – 1231). Print this entry

Encountering the Word — Matthew 7:1-5

Photography © by Andy Coan

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, […]

The Holiness of the Pharisees and Occasions of Sin

Radio talk show hosts make a living on it.  Show after show, they bring before our eyes stupid, unjust and wasteful situations in order to incite outrage.  We love to listen and get ourselves all worked up.  Our indignation keeps us tuned in and raises the show’s ratings. It’s easy to focus on the outrageous things that others do.  It’s […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Charles Borromeo

“Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing, but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head.”  (St. Charles Borromeo) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and […]

Keeping the Faith

“Ann” shared with me a concern regarding her young adult children. Although raised in a committed Catholic home, they have recently been left feeling “cold” with the hypocrisy they see in the parish they attend. The son works in a club and regularly observes a lay church leader acting un-Christian-like in the bar—hitting on women, using profanity, and then sitting […]