THE REAL ORIGINAL SIN (or WHAT ISAIAH, PETER, AND PAUL TEACH US)

WhatIsSinThis homily, preached at St. Agnes Catholic Church, is based on Matthew 4:19, Isaiah 6:1-8, and 1 Corinthians 15:1-11.

What’s wrong with Isaiah, Peter, and Paul?

All three are outstanding men of God: Isaiah is one of the major Old Testament prophets, Peter the head of the apostles, and Paul the greatest missionary of the Church. And yet in all our readings today, these three utter such unlikely lines, words that most of us wouldn’t expect to hear from such men.
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MEN OF EXCESSES

875px-Greco,_El_-_Sts_Peter_and_PaulThis reflection is based on Matthew 16:13-19 on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul.

At first glance, lumping Peter and Paul together in one feast in the Church seems pretty strange. After all, there was a time in history when these two Jews, who could not have come from more different backgrounds, found themselves on opposite sides of a conflict.

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