Jesus gave the Church the authority to forgive sins in His Name. Fr. Bill explains the progression of God’s Plan of Salvation, and its ultimate goal, and how it relates to the story of St. Thomas and his Doubt in the Resurrection.
“Doubting Thomas” (John 20:19-31), showed us that without asking certain questions, Jesus would not have given us some of his most well known sayings: “Blessed are those that have not seen, yet still believe,” “I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life.”
Fr. Bill talks about questions that arose regarding his own doubts about a popular interpretation of this Sunday’s First Reading (Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35) and how his doubt led to a deeper understanding of Catholic Social Teaching.
Why do we need to give St. Thomas a long needed reprieve from his designation as “The Doubter”? How are we, or are we not included in the Beatitude Jesus gives to Thomas? – “Blessed are they who have not seen but still believe.” Fr. Bill discusses the well known story of Jesus’ Resurrection.
(Sorry if the sound seems a little odd. Tried a new setting. Will be going back to the old one.)