Life on the Chrism Trail

Homily for the Memorial of Saint Dominic – Mass for the Convocation of Teachers of the Schools of the Diocese of Fort Worth

August 8, 2022
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
Keller, Texas

1 Corinthians 2:1-10a
Psalm 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a,10
Luke 9:57-62

In our first reading today, Saint Paul writes to the Church in Corinth, “Yet we do speak a wisdom to those who are mature, but not a wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age who are passing away.” In a recent editorial published in the Los Angeles Times, the author puts forth the position that there “is an inverse relationship between a society’s religiosity and its measurable well-being.” The author continued, “Places like Japan (with no history of Christianity) and Scandinavia (historically Christian but predominantly nonreligious today) take better care of their elderly and have lower murder and poverty rates than the United States of America.”  

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