Tuesday in the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

The first half of Jesus’ reply to the Pharisees and Herodians teaches respect for government, “Give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar.” The second half teaches the limitations of the state: “Give back to God what belongs to God.”  Today many governors and judges are overreaching their limitations, by restricting or even denying the rights of conscience and freedom of religion. Worldwide there are about 125,000 abortions every day.

Let us keep praying that what belongs to God will be given back to God,  respect for the right to life.