CBB Review – Verbum Foundation 6


If you have any desire to enter into deep study of scripture than look no further than the line of products offered by Verbum. Haven't heard of Verbum? Than this review is for you. Verbum is the Catholic version of Logos Bible Study software. They have recently released version 6 and to sum it up in one word this software is powerful.The core of the software begins with your library. This review will be based on the Verbum 6 Foundation library. When you first open Verbum you are greeted … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day One Hundred Thirty-Five: St. Augustine wants us to see the big picture

See the big picture In the natural world, things grow, die, and decay. Is God’s creation imperfect, then? No, says St. Augustine: every created thing has its place in God’s great plan, and even its decay serves the larger purpose. All natures that exist have a genus and species of their own, and a kind of internal harmony, and because of that they are certainly good. And when they are in the places assigned to them in the order of nature, they preserve the existence they have received. T … [Read more...]

Giveaway – Advent: Preparing for Christ, Cycle B set


Today publisher Catholic Scripture Study International sponsors a special CBB Advent giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of Advent: Preparing for Christ, Cycle B which includes the study guide and DVD (you can read my review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Wed 12/10 with a winner being announced later that day.a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day One Hundred Thirty-Four: St. Clement tells us everything in good order

Everything in good order St. Clement of Rome tells us that we’re all different for a reason. Not everyone is cut out to be a leader, but we all have different gifts, and the Church needs all of us. We should try to use the gifts we’ve been given, knowing that every gift—no matter how insignificant it seems—is equally important to the Church. So, as men and brothers, let us energetically play the part of soldiers, fol­lowing his holy commandments. Think of those who serve under our generals— t … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Advent: Preparing for Christ, Cycle B study


Advent 2014 has arrived and just like Lent its a perfect opportunity to study your faith. Particular focus can be spent on study of the arrival of the Messiah. Catholic Scripture Study International has recently released a new study in their growing number of resources. Advent: Preparing for Christ, Cycle B is a four week study to help up us in our Advent reflection this year. As noted in the introduction “Advent is a time to be more intentional in our relationship with Christ; to renew it and i … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day One Hundred Thirty-Three: St. Hilary of Poitiers says don’t try to limit God


Don’t try to limit God God is always beyond the grasp of our reason, as St. Hilary of Poitiers tells us. Yet we can work toward understanding It is the Father to whom all existence owes its origin. In Christ and through Christ he is the source of all. In contrast to all else he is self-existent. He does not draw his being from without, but possesses it from himself and in himself. He is in­finite, for nothing contains him and he contains all things; he is eternally unlimited by space, for he … [Read more...]