This sermon was published in a church bulletin covering two parishes in the Washington State Archdiocese. It accepts the talmudic 'Noahide Laws' as authentic and further takes for granted the rabbis' delusion that these rabbi-made laws are binding on all of humanity going even further to suggest that the 'Noahide laws' are spoken to every conscience by the voice of God.
"Fr. Dickey" sez:
"Fr. Dickey" sez:
Today we celebrate the First Sunday of Lent. It is significant in the opening reading that we hear about the covenant God made with Noah. Our Jewish brothers and sisters refer to this as the Noahide Covenant. This covenant does not just apply to Jews, but to the whole human race. You will remember That in the Bible Noah and his family were the sole survivors of the great flood. According To Jewish scholars, the Noahide Covenant has seven pillars. They include the prohibition of idolatry, murder, theft, sexual immorality and blasphemy.
This Applies to us today. Sometimes people ask if there are moral rules that all humans must follow. We have an answer in the Noahide Covenant: It is wrong to kill, to take innocent human life. It is wrong to steal - to do violence to another human being by robbing his possessions. It is wrong to engage in sexual immorality. Do I need to go into details.
These teachings are not new - They go back to Noah. The Covenant with Noah lives today in the voice of conscience. Just as God spoke to Noah, I speaks to us in our conscience. In recent weeks our bishops Catholics have been reminding us - and our fellow citizens as well - that conscience is real. In our conscience God speaks to us about the meaning of human life and human sexuality. Even if it means the end and imprisonment, our That bishops are telling we must not go against conscience. It is the voice of God. It is good to have that reminder, especially as we these begin forty days of Lent ...