Dcn. Göran Fäldt: God Loves Justice and Hates Iniquity — So We Shall Not Despair

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Detail from Michelangelo’s “The Last Judgment” in the Sistine Chapel

If Catholics forget these truths we will become like ”sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal,” and we will be empty-handed and defenseless in the upcoming final battle.

By Deacon Göran Fäldt, National Catholic Register, November 5, 2020

Deacon Göran Fäldt Deacon Göran Fäldt has lived with his family in Stockholm and Jönköping, Sweden, serving in the local Catholic parish for close to 40 years. …


Deacon Göran FäldtGod defends truth and rights — “He has loved justice, and hated iniquity” (Psalm 44:8). The Word of God is truth. Conscience is our guiding light to reach truth. It is our interior compass — indeed, our dignity as humans.

Yet in public affairs the role of conscience has lost its previous status in judging innocence and guilt, or right and wrong. At least that is the impression one may have wherever one lives in the Western world today. Nevertheless, both in minor and greater decisions we follow — or should follow — the rules of conscience. But what is conscience and what are the rules conscience has to follow?  ….