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To speak with authority, we must listen to Authority

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Fr. John Granato, S.M.
Gospel of Mark

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Summary: This Gospel shows that both the demons and nature listen to Jesus Christ. The Apostles and Mary Magdalene were told to no longer be quiet, but to preach the Good News. We are no longer called to be quiet. We are given the same authority given to us by Christ, through Baptism, to preach the Good News.

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As children grow up, they listen less and less to their parents. It’s the same with us; as they grow older, many people listen less and less to our Holy Father. He wants to free us from the bonds of sin and slavery. Parents know what is best for their children, but they cannot force them. The wisdom of two thousand years gives us what is best for us. There is life in the teaching of the Church. Continue Reading…