Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Saint Stephen Protomartyr Challenges the Jews

... You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you also. ... Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them who foretold of the coming of the Just One; of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers: ... Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it. ... Now hearing these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed with their teeth at him. ... But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looking up steadfastly to heaven, saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God.

And he said: Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. ... And they crying out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and with one accord ran violently upon him. ... And casting him forth without the city, they stoned him; and the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man, whose name was Saul. ... And they stoned Stephen, invoking, and saying: Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. ... [59] And falling on his knees, he cried with a loud voice, saying: Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep in the Lord. And Saul was consenting to his death.

6 comments:

Gerald May said...

According to Bishop Baron, we Catholics are not all about that anymore. This quotation is not allowed to be printed in any of his seminaries or diocean catechetical materials. I find it interesting that New Theology theologians ignore early Christian sources, such as the voice of a great Saint Stephen. It's only the resources they cherry pick in order to support their ideological reconstruction.

JBQ said...

St. Stephen is outdated. This is now all about the new world order and political correctness. That is the Jesuit way.

Lita Canaman said...

Pray for him.

James said...

Bishop Barron is a chump spinmeister, but the real flush goes back to Vatican II.

The wandering exorcist said...

Is it any wonder he was stoned.....? He was hurting “feelings “!!!

Gerald May said...

Interestingly enough St. Stephanie was a Jew, rebuking the Jewish authorities and calling on his fellow Jews to accept Christ.

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