Monsignor’s Message – Justice

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in Monsignor's Message

This is a message from Msgr. Kieran Harrington, Vicar for Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn that appears in The Tablet:

Justice. To give each one his/her due is how we might describe justice. That seems very reasonable but the sticking point is always: what is one’s due? We might begin by asking what is due to God? In the Holy Mass we lift up our hearts to the Lord – It is Right and Just. God deserves honor and worship from His creation. In a real sense, God deserves our all. Discussions of justice always involve rights. There are primary rights, foundational to who we are as human beings, and secondary rights subject to sometimes changing circumstances. Often we fail to distinguish between these different types of rights. If we strive to be more just in our dealing with others and less concerned about if we are being treated “fairly,” we will grow in the virtue of acting justly.

May God bless you,
Monsignor Kieran Harrington, V.E.