Judging God’s law by human standards

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Feb 16, 2017

For the 2nd time this week, the day’s Gospel reading provides a clear and direct answer to a question that must be on the minds of many serious Catholics.

What should one do when someone—even an esteemed Church leader—seems to be judging an important question by purely human standards rather than invoking God’s law?

What would Jesus do? As it happens, we know.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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  • Posted by: MWCooney - Feb. 16, 2017 11:27 AM ET USA

    As a mere human being and creature of God, I anguish over expressing criticism directed at the Church hierarchy, including the Pope, because I know that I do not know all that God knows. But I have been critical several times in this forum and in others, because to not rebuke when it is needed is itself a doing of wrong against the Truth. So I'll continue to express my strong misgivings about what is going on in the Church, while praying that God will somehow let me know if I am in error.