Tuesday, Jun 02, 2020
MEMORIAL OF MARCELLINUS AND PETER, MARTYRS
Today’s rather obscure saints from the early church are included in the Roman Martyrology, a catalog of saints who suffered martyrdom during the era of persecution of early Christians. While some claim Catholicism places too much emphasis on suffering and death, recent events suggest there is a deeper wisdom at work in the Martyrology. In times of crisis, heroic witness often involves willingness to suffer or perhaps even die for a worthy cause. Honor martyrs past and present for their witness.
TODAY'S READINGS: 2 Peter 3:12-15a, 17-18; Mark 12:13-17 (354). “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”