God and the Emperor

Posted October 24, 2017 12:21 am by Archbishop Richard W. Smith

God and the Emperor

Recently I met with a group of young adults that gathers every month in St. Joseph’s Basilica to discuss matters of faith. At one point, some of them shared with me the challenges they face when they seek to give witness to their faith in the workplace, the university or even at home. What is particularly painful and difficult is the fact that they often find themselves mocked or rejected.  This is not the first time people have shared this quandary with me. It is real, and certainly not easy.Sunday’s Gospel text from St. Matthew (22:15-22) gave us one of

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