Fr. Kirby Longo’s Homilies

May 19th, 2019 - Is Christianity a Morality?

May 21, 2019

Perhaps when you distill the teachings of Christianity you can glean something that strikes us as profound. That was, after all, the whole project of many modern philosophers and political scientists. Thomas Jefferson edited his New Testament to do exactly that. Yet, that isn’t what Jesus is saying!

The newness of the gospel comes, as Benedict XVI says, “From the gift of being-with and being-in Christ.” For the Christian, being always precedes doing.