In the liberal atmosphere that permeates Western culture, obedience has been greatly abused as an excuse for great evil. However, obedience is a virtue and Catholics are supposed to seek to continually increase in virtue. This leads to the question: How does a Catholic obey boththeir religious and civil superiors when they are obviously perpetrating evil laws and doctrines?
- By Father Herkel -
Sometimes we think about religion as a business. St. Peter had this idea. Peter quit his job as a fisherman and followed Jesus during the three years of public ministry. He was willing to do this because Jesus called him to be a fisher of men. Peter wanted to know what his service to Jesus was worth.