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Law and Laws

Cycle BOrdinary TimeWeek 22

by Bishop Robert BarronSeptember 03, 20060 Comments

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Whatever we reverence--baseball, good music, golf, the spiritual life--we are surrounded with laws. Law is meant to preserve and enhance the integrity of certain basic goods. But law also carries with it a shadow side, namely, a certain legalism and fussiness. Our readings for this weekend explore these various aspects--positive and negative--of religious law.