Why Scandal? - Fr. Joel Rogers

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  1. sparrow

    sparrow Exitus ~ Reditus

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  2. SgCatholic

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    Good homily.
    There's still one question though.
    What do we do when the scribes and Pharisees are no longer afraid to openly preach evil that goes against Our Lord's commandments?
    Then their words and actions are both bad.
    What then do the faithful do?
  3. josephite

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    I understand what you are saying Sg, because it looks like, not only are Modern day Scribes and Pharisees, actions not to be followed but also many of their words as well!

    However I believe, Jesus knew that a lot of the Pharisees words were also in question!

    Notice how Our Lord prefaces His teaching by stating that the scribes and pharisees occupy the 'chair of Moses'. and when He tells the people 'to do and observe' their teachings, I believe this means He is stating "as was handed down from Moses!"

    St Matthew 23:2-3

    1 Then addressing the crowds and his disciples Jesus said,

    2 'The scribes and the Pharisees occupy the chair of Moses.

    3 You must therefore do and observe what they tell you; but do not be guided by what they do, since they do not practise what they preach.

    Therefore I deduce that, we today, are to do and observe what, the seat of Peter, tells us; meaning to observe the teachings as handed down by Christ Himself [while remaining in the Catholic Church!]
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