Eyes ordered for love

Our Lord links the beatitude, Blessed are the pure in heart, to the sixth and ninthcommandments—Thou shalt not commit adultery nor covet thy neighbor’s wife. As Christ says:“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that every...

St. Josemaria’s Love for Freedom

St. Josemaria’s Love for Freedom The right to the exercise of freedom, especially in moral and religious matters, is aninalienable requirement of the dignity of the human person. This right must be recognizedand protected by civil authority within the limits of...

Respecting Authority and civic Law

Jesus confirms John’s teaching Jewish leaders often challenged Jesus, yet he encouraged us to respect all legitimateauthority. For example, when the Scribes and Pharisees try to trap our Lord, dragging before hima woman they caught in adultery: should we obey...

Family (Social) Participation

Picture by Josh Appel-Unsplash Children often complain and criticize parents and their rules, especially when they don’t get to do what they want. Citizens often do the same with governmental leaders and laws. Yet our responsibility goes beyond obeying legitimate...