16 November 2020

Fr. Patrick Briscoe, O.P., on Hope and the Fulfillment of the Kingdom of God

"Most people probably do not think the world will end. Unconcerned with theorizing about the possibility of armageddon, the average person just goes on with daily life.

"Until 2020.

"Now we understand in an entirely new way St. Paul's words in this Sunday's second reading: 'When people are saying, "Peace and security," then sudden disaster comes upon them like labor pains upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape' (1 Thess. 5:3). Now, with a global pandemic, fraught race relations, a factious and caviling presidential election, economic uncertainty, and painful revelations of clerical sex abuse in the Church, the disaster is all too real.

"This year certainly poses a problem to answer."

In a recent commentary, Father Patrick Briscoe, O.P., reflected on how, although there appear to be setbacks in human progress, there is hope because we are continuing to proceed toward the end of the world as we know it and the fulfillment of Christ' Kingdom.

To access Fr Patrick's complete post, please visit: 

Aleteia: Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP: The world doesn't automatically get better as time passes . . . so then what? (14 NOV 20)

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