Today we remember the Passion of Saint John the Baptist, who gave his life as a martyr for the sake of moral truths. The backdrop leading up to his death presented much scandal and deceit. It started with a warning by John the Baptist to Herod that Herod should not have taken up with Herod’s own sister-in-law (the wife of Herod’s own brother, Philip). Rather than having John the Baptist killed for having the audacity to call Herod out, Herod placed him in prison. “ Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man ” (Mark 6:20). Yet Herodias, Philip’s wife and now Herod’s lover, had other designs. She wanted... Read more...
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Who is your John the Baptist ? Who called you out of the desert and into faith? Even if you are a cradle Catholic, was there someone in your life that influenced you so much, you were called to a deeper understanding of what being Catholic is? Image from Catholic.org For me, the answer is my husband and lately my daughter has inspired me with her faith. I am also blessed to have some great friends . You can read more at Being Catholic ... Really .