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5th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

"You are the light of the world." Speaking to his followers, Jesus tells them of the influence they are meant to have. Like the seasoning that gives food its flavor, they are to be "the salt of the earth" and like a lamp on a lamp-stand that "gives light to all in the house."
Clearly, their influence on the people around them is meant to be positive and substantial. But what is the source of this irreplaceable influence?

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH'S APPALLING SILENCE ON RACISM

THE CHURCH'S APPALLING SILENCE ON RACISM

Pastors need to decry racism as a sin from

the pulpit.

By Father Bryan Massingale

ARTICLE NEWS

On June 17, 2015, a 21-year-old white man,

Dylann Roof, killed nine black people as they

said prayers, sang hymns, and studied the Bible

in a Charleston, South Carolina church. Roof

freely confessed that his motive was frankly

racist. He reportedly said as he was shooting,

“You rape our women and you’re taking over our

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