Witness to the Truth: 8th Commandment, Part 2 – Jul 26 – Homily – Fr Terrance

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Fr Terrance gives the homily at Bloomington, IN on Jul 26, 2022, on how the 8th Commandment, "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor," demands that we actively bear witness to the Truth.

CCC 2571-2474 http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p3s2c2a8.htm#II

John 18:37, Christ's reply to Pontius Pilate, I am the witness to Truth.

Martyr means witness, we should be martyrs to the truth Act 1:8

CCC 2472

When we transmit the faith, we are witnessing to the truth and to Christ and loving neighbor

To falsify the faith, including moral teaching, is to not love the truth or one's neighbor, Focused on self and not on God, manmade religion.

2 tim 2:24-26 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/2timothy/2#63002023

We need to be kind, not quarrelsome

We should be hopeful to others, not hostile. Truth combined with charity.

CCC 2473 even unto death, supreme witness that fully mirrors Christ's life

"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep, in order to win what he cannot lose"

Offenses against truth CCC 2476 https://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p3s2c2a8.htm#III

When in court under oath, it is perjury, and does massive harm.

Playlist 10 Commandments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHywYqggh-Q&list=PLejh_e0-LN4xHY8ruFpqbwAG2NLNYfGoC

Ave Maria!

Mass: Joachim and Anne - Mem
Readings: Tuesday in the 17th Week in Ordinary Time - http://usccb.org/bible/readings/072622.cfm
1st: jer 14:17-22
Resp: psa 79:8, 9, 11, 13
Gsp: mat 13:35-43

More on the Readings: https://airmaria.com/r?m=1116&r=898

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