President of Franciscan University in Steubenville: A Call to Witness during this Election!

by Steve Ray on October 10, 2012

STEUBENVILLE, OH—As Catholics  prepare to cast their votes next month, the call to witness according to the tenets of their faith becomes paramount. 

 In this homily delivered July 29, 2012, to over 1,200 attendees at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Defending the Faith Conference, University President, Father Terence Henry, TOR, urges Christians to be “witnesses of truth.”

 Quoting the often prophetic English Catholic apologist G.K. Chesterton, Father Henry reflects on today’s threats to religious freedom, and when and what to render to Caesar.

 “Chesterton foresaw 100 years ago the times we would be living in now,” says Father Henry. “‘The old, parental authority will be swept away, and in its place will not be freedom, but will be the far more sweeping and destructive power of the state, to which there will be no appeal to Christianity.’”

 You can view Father Henry’s homily, titled A Call to Witness, at Franciscan University’s Faith and Reason website,

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