On Syncretism and the Synthetic Church – Part II

The Christian Church is a syncretic institution; borrowing language and thought systems, rituals and organization, from every culture it encounters. From the time that Jesus was crucified, to the drafting of Saint Paul’s first letter, the Church was adapting, changing, learning to communicate to an ever-widening audience, synthesizing their diverse beliefs and values, as if […]

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A Homily – Matthew 17:1 – 9 ©

The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.03.12   First Reading – Daniel 7:9-10,13-14 © Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 96(97):1-2,5-6,9 © Second reading – 2 Peter 1:16-19 © Gospel Acclamation – Mt17:5 Gospel Reading – Matthew 17:1-9 ©     Constructing Idols in Narrative   The readings for today do a disservice to the work and […]

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