A wonderfull sermon in honour of St John Ogilvie from the Bishop of Aberdeen.

“‘The truth will set you free’, says the Lord (Jn 8:32). And again, ‘My word is truth’. For St John [Ogilvie] it was Jesus’ word to Peter at Caesarea Philippi that gave him his freedom: ‘I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven’ (Mt 16:19). The authority to determine the content of the faith and govern the Church did not belong to any king, but to the successors of St. Peter. In and beyond the particular issue, what gave John Ogilvie his inner, intellectual freedom from the totalitarianism of his day was his allegiance to the Word of God conveyed in the Tradition and Scripture of the Church. And so it will be for us.”

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