Sunday, June 29, 2008

Hahn on Liturgy, Law and Church Authority

Given that today is the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul I thought this clip appropriate. (Sorry, I don't have a video of his presentation on Romans 9-11!).

Today the lectionary readings include Jesus' exchange with Peter in Matthew 16. However, oftentimes, the discussion of Church's authority is reduced to law. Hahn's treatment is actually much more balanced--and frankly, much more consistent with authentic Catholic teaching.

Prepare to try to take a sip from a fire hydrant.

By the way, this is Part 1 of "Letter and Spirit - The Authority of the Church of Christ". You can find the rest of the discussion over there.

1 comment:

Jeremy Priest said...

This is part of that continued re-integration of the liturgical into the Scriptural so that we might see more clearly what God has done in Jesus Christ (exegetical), and continues to do in the Church (mystogogical).

I'm wondering if you can quickly clarify: Dr. Hahn speaks of "hierarchy" as meaning "sacred order." How is this related to the more literal (I think) reading as, "rule by priests." Is hierus more literally "sacred minister," or does it mean "priest"?