Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thought for the Day - Archbishop Charles Brown in Homily at Mass for St. Oliver Plunkett in Drogheda July 2013

Here in Ireland, the Constitution explicitly states that freedom of conscience is guaranteed to every citizen (cf. 44.2.1).  Ireland is a nation with a long and radiant history of men and women of conscience, who have preferred to suffer rather than deny what their conscience tells them is right.

That history continues in our present moment.  It is persons of conscience who shape the world; it is they who will triumph in the final analysis.  Yes, they may seem for a time to be, as Jesus says in the Gospel today, like “lambs among wolves”, but let us never forget that the way of Lamb is the way of victory, because it is the way of truth.  

At the very end, “the Lamb will conquer and the Woman clothed with the sun…” But even before that definitive end, human history is marked by those women and men who have the courage to be true to what we as human beings know in our hearts is right.  We instinctively recognize such people and we admire them.

Above taken from and full Homily here: 

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