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Thought for the day – 10 March

Thought for the day – 10 March

“Ogilvie typifies what can be overlooked when we reflect the Creed, in the Creed when we say, ‘suffered under Pontius Pilate.’   In other words, Ogilvie typifies the perennial struggle of the Church with the state.   It was a civil official who condemned Christ and it is the state over the centuries, which in Augustine’s language, has become the arm of the enemies of God that gave the Church her first martyrs for 300 years and has been placing such a heavy burden on those who wish to remain faithful to Christ.   The conflict of Church and state is the final feature of John Ogilvie’s spirituality as a martyr.

Let us ask St. John Ogilvie to obtain, especially for the leaders in the Church today, something of the courage he had to be willing to proclaim the true faith even at the price of their blood.   St. John Ogilvie, pray for us.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”





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