Homily 2018 01 25 – Can we really speak of Saul’s conversion to be Paul?

Saint Paul Conversion Damascus Caravaggio

Here’s the first half of the homily for the “Conversion of Saint Paul.”

Can we really call it conversion?

I think Saint Thomas Aquinas, Cardinal Siri, and Garrigou Lagrange, O.P. would hesitate with that kind of language.

I would add that I find it odd that the week of Christian unity centers around this Feast of Saint Paul, who is ferocious with those who do not have the same judgment of the same faith as he calls it. Pretty brave to use him as a patron saint when so many think that ecumenism is about bullying people to rejoice in remaining in our divisions so that we can have whatever doctrine and morality we would like to concoct on any given day at any given hour at any given moment for whatever reason or for no reason.

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2 responses to “Homily 2018 01 25 – Can we really speak of Saul’s conversion to be Paul?

  1. sanfelipe007

    “Our elder brothers”

    I once used those words of JP2, to forestall a loss of comity between friends who might have argued about “primacy,” or something.
    Did your recorder run out of memory, or is the second half of your homily a humdinger?

  2. Father George David Byers

    You’ll never get it out of me!!! Never!!! Lol.

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