Part 2: The Wedding at Cana and the Passion of Christ

Hieronymus Bosch. Hieronymus Bosch. Marriage Feast at Cana. Continuing sharing the mind blowing connections Fulton Sheen makes between the wedding at Cana and Christ’s Passion, death and resurrection. As soon as He has consented to begin His “Hour,” He proceeded immediately to tell her that her relations with Him would be henceforth changed. Until then, [Read More...]

A Free E-Book Per Week for 10 Weeks: SF From Phoenix Pick

Not only are we offering a free book from one of true greats in science fiction (Locus Magazine lists him as having won more awards for short fiction than any other writer, ever), but we are going to significantly expand our Amazon program. We will be offering 10 titles absolutely free over the next 10 [Read More...]

Part 1: The Wedding at Cana and the Passion of Christ

Jan Steen. The Marriage Feast at Cana. c. 1665/70. Fulton Sheen makes some wonderful connections between the wedding at Cana and Christ’s Passion, death, and resurrection in his excellent Life of Christ. (You can refresh your memory about the wedding at Cana here.) I will be sharing it as a series for the next few [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 8-Jesus’ assault on the powers of darkness

MARK 1:21-28 I knew all these facts, of course, but until reading this concise summary of Jesus’ announcement of the kingdom and his attack on evil, it never all came together being shown a planned progression (so to speak). Once I was shown, it was so obvious. So it is not Mark that is simple, [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 7-Choosing the disciples

MARK 1:16-20 Why so many fishermen? It never occurred to me to think about that since everywhere Jesus went the place seemed to be crawling with them. In support of that observation, here is some interesting information about Galilee and fish. There were many fishermen in Galilee. Josephus, who, for a time, was governor of [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 6-Tempted in the wilderness

MARK 1:12-13 Jesus faces the same ordeal that Adam and Israel endured in the OT (CCC 538-540). He is thus tempted by Satan among the wild beasts, as the first Adam was tempted amid the beasts in paradise. He likewise retraces the steps of Israel, being led into the wilderness by the Spirit and tested [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 5-The Baptism of Jesus

MARK 1:9-11 I’m so used to reading these passages and accepting them as matter of fact when, of course, there is nothing matter of fact about them. The “simple” fact of Jesus’ baptism carries a wealth of information that affects us deeply, as we can see. This not only helps me understand the great power [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 4-Word study “Repentance”

MARK 1:4 Repentance Metanoia (Gk): literally a “change of mind”. The word is used 22 times in the New Testament for a conversion of one’s entire life to the Lord. Based on similar OT concepts, it involves a twofold movement of the heart: one who repents turns away from sin (1 Kings 8:35; Ezek 18:30) [Read More...]

This Just In: Sense Nonsense – Updates

Sense Nonsense: Fundamental Propositions Not Too Good to Be True, Just Too Hard to Accept by Francisco J. Garcia-Julve Can I tell you that I was sitting at the Sense Nonsense book website just chuckling at the sayings rotating? (You can’t yet, but go take a look and you’ll see what I’m talking about.) They’re [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 3-The beginning of the Good News

MARK 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ [the Son of God] The first verse of the Gospel is a title to the whole work. Like Matthew and John, Mark opens with an echo of the book of Genesis. The beginning recalls the first line of the creation narrative in Gen 1:1, and  [Read More...]


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