The Didache Bible: An Outstanding New Resource for Understanding God’s Word

The Didache Bible

The Didache Bible arrived on my doorstep recently, and it's quickly become my new go-to source for Everything You Could Ever Want to Know About the Scriptures.I'm a collector of books, and I count on my shelves about 30 different editions of the Bible.  A Parallel Bible, a Children's Bible, Study Bibles, a Christian Women's Bible, an African American Bible....  Each contains the word of God, of course, but each adds something--commentaries, reflections, meditations, artwork--intended t … [Read more...]

As Scottish Bishops Oppose “Opt-Out” for Organ Donation, a Review of Catholic Church Teaching

As Scottish voters take to the polls today to vote on whether or not to declare independence from the United Kingdom, the Scottish bishops have released a statement on another matter:  proposed "opt-out" legislation concerning organ donation in that country. The Proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill, according to the Bishops Conference of Scotland, removes the"...important principle of consent in our legal system and undermines the integrity of the person."The bill in que … [Read more...]

So…. Did Jesus Really Have Brothers and Sisters?

“Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are his sisters here with us?" --Mark 6:3DID JESUS HAVE BROTHERS AND SISTERS? The Gospel of Mark would seem to say so.And not only in the Gospel of Mark.  In Luke 8:19-21, the topic comes up again. Jesus is told by a crowd gathered to hear him speak.  The crowd says, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.” But Jesus, rather than inviting the rest of his … [Read more...]


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