Click here to download and listen to this homily (11 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Jesus cautions us to "Beware of the leaven--that is, the hypocrisy--of the Pharisees." St Callistus I, Pope 217-222 put forward the innovative idea that when Jesus said to the Apostles that they could bind and loose sin that make room for mercy and forgiveness after baptism. Absolution and eventually the sacrament of Penance would grow out of this reading of Sacred Scripture. Thank You Jesus!
Readings: Romans 4:1-7; Psalm 32; Luke 12:1-7