Today's readings have not given me any inspiration for a homily, so forgive me for writing something personal. I am less than two months short of being a priest for sixty-five years, and that moves me toward summarizing my beliefs.
In my first ten years as a priest I confined myself to believing whatever our church teaches. Then, on November fourteenth of 1962 I came to see that there was not complete unanimity in what the Church teaches.
Cardinal Alfredo Octaviani at that day's session of the Vatican Two Council was slated to tell the bishops there what Divine Revelation consists of; and he told them that the traditional church teaching were as much Divine Revelation as were the Sacred Scriptures.