God works through our leaders, from the ancient kings of Israel, to the pagan kings who ruled over the Jews, to the Popes chosen throughout Church History, to the Presidents of the United States, whose influence affects world events as well as the presence, actions and attitudes toward the Church in the U.S.
Fr. Bill talks about how “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, but to God the things that are God’s” is an affirmation that our leaders are called by God, and have an obligation in that calling.
P.S. Houston won! and will face the Dodgers!
Visited the Brett Winterble Show (AM 760 KFMB San Diego) on Columbas Day, October 9, 2017. We talked about another pivotal event in the history of Europe — the Battle of Lepanto. Brett and I discussed the events and importance of this battle against the Islamic forces of the Ottoman Turks to European History and how the Catholic Church planned, executed and down to today celebrates that great victory.
Evangelicals asserted that recent Hurricanes in Texas, Louisiana and Florida and Earthquakes in Mexico were precursers to the End of the World, and that that the world would end on September 23, 2017 because certain cosmic phenomena were to be in line with various passages of the Book of Revelation.
I returned to the Brett Winterble Show, KFMB AM 760 San Diego, on Friday, Sept 22, the day before “The End” to discuss Apocalyptic Literature, the nature and purpose of its symbols and how The Book of Revelation not only spoke to the people of its time, but continues to speak to universal themes today — none of which invovle the “End of the World as We Know It”.