The Bad News about the Good News

Posted September 10, 2017 9:44 pm by James H. Toner

The Bad News about the Good News

We know from Greek, Latin, and Old English sources, that the word Gospel, means “good news.” It is, indeed, good news, for Gospel refers to the teaching and revelation of Christ. St. Paul says (in the Good News Bible translation): “I reckon my own life to be worth nothing to me; I only want . . . to declare the Good News about the grace of God.” (Acts 20:24)
In many liturgies and homilies these days, we seem to be thoroughly marinated in good news. Masses are happy, homilies are happy, Church music is happy, and everybody is happy as he

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