Netflix and Popes, Easy to Politicize, Our Father, Passion of St. John the Baptist 8.29.19

  • Netflix stirs drama with its movie “The Two Popes;” when we make caricatures of these men, we aren’t doing anyone service.
  • People want to critique recent Popes, and overlook their particular devotion to God.
  • Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those… are we putting a limit on forgiveness? Are we open to forgiveness? Are we open to become tools of mercy?
  • In red vestments, Pope John Paul II canonized St. Maximilian Kolbe a martyr of love and saint within the Church. On this feast of the Passion of St. John the Baptist we remember his sacrifice of martyrdom for Christ. Do we stand up for the truth and proclaim it with our actions and word?