Bishop Barron’s Sunday Sermons - Catholic Preaching and Homilies

Don’t Demonize—or Divinize—the Powerful

September 13, 2022

Friends, the first and second readings this Sunday beautifully show both sides of Catholic social teaching: the balance between recognizing political, economic, and social power, and criticizing the abuse of that power. We should not demonize our leaders; we pray for them, and we recognize their importance. But we should not divinize them either; we are deeply aware of the ways that their power can be corrupted.

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