Guide to Truth

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In the first reading today from Acts 17, St. Paul finds himself at the Areopagus in Athens. He gives an impassioned speech to the people there (who were pantheistic) about the one true God. He says, “…indeed he is not far from any one of us.”

In the Gospel reading from John 16, Jesus continues speaking to the Apostles about the Holy Spirit, whom He will send. He says, “But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.”

Since the beginning, we believe that the Holy Spirit has guided the Church to truth. In regard to faith and morals, doctrine and dogma, the Magisterium has been guided to all truth. As Catholics, we believe that the Holy Spirit will continue to guide the Church, until Jesus returns.

Father, may we always accept divinely revealed truth, as expressed by your Holy Church. Amen.

Today’s Readings


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