US Catholic Bishops Response to Sunday’s Church Massacre in Texas – Perspectives Daily
We begin Perspectives today, in Rome, where the Pope prayed the Angelus with pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday. Afterwards, he reflected on on the words of Jesus from Sunday’s Gospel, including the Lord’s “severe criticisms” of the scribes and Pharisees. He noted that hypocrisy, like that of the scribes and Pharisees of Jesus’ time, is not the only temptation that continues to plague religious communities. Pride also is a great danger.
The behaviours of the scribes and Pharisees, which Jesus denounced, are temptations that come from human pride and are not easy to overcome. “It is a temptation to live solely