Have you noticed that a lot of people (bishops, priests, religious, and people in the pews) seem to have forgotten that the overarching law of the Church is the ‘salvation of souls’, and not solely ‘social justice’. The current trend of chasing after social justice issues without concern for people to be saved is worrisome. I wonder how many we are dooming because we do not have the salvific power of Jesus always before us. I am not stating that social justice and salvation are separate, but social justice flows from Christ’s saving action of his kenosis, His Passion and His resurrection. He died to save all mankind from their sins, and bring them all within the life of the Trinity by our theosis, our transformation into the likeness of God through prayer, fasting, almsgiving and atonement (contrition, confession).
The Catechism of the Catholic Church in its prologue states:
“FATHER,… this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”1
“God our Saviour desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”2
“There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved”3 – than the name of JESUS