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God’s First – Gospel for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

God’s First – Gospel for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“…No one could have fulfilled the first part of his duty as a citizen more fully. However, when Henry split with the Church over his proposed divorce from Katherine of Aragon and declared himself “Supreme Head of the Church of England”, Sir Thomas refused to agree. He went through imprisonment, a cursory trial, and was beheaded for what the king called “treason”. But Thomas saw it as something else entirely. As he stood on the scaffold, only moments before his beheading, he spoke these words to all gathered:

‘I am dying for our Catholic faith, good people. And I call you to witness that I die the king’s loyal servant – but God’s first.'”

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In Whose Image? – Mark 12

In Whose Image? – Mark 12

My question today, though, is a little different. “For me the question is, rather, “Is the answer to these questions merely academic, like getting the right answer on a Sunday school Bible quiz? Or is it the way I am really living my life?” Knowing the right answer is nothing, living the right answer is everything.”

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