Consoling words from St. Paul

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of stress. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, inhuman, implacable, slanderers, profligates, fierce, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding [Read More…]

Over at Catholic Weekly, we have started taking a look at Matthew

…and the subtle ways in which he constructs his gospel to show Jesus is the new Moses giving a new law from a new Sinai. [Read more…]

I was struck by this reading yesterday…

Because the whole world before you is like a speck that tips the scales, and like a drop of morning dew that falls upon the ground. But you are merciful to all, for you can do all things, and you overlook men’s sins, that they may repent. For you love all things that exist, and [Read More…]

Rehoboam

Then King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he was yet alive, saying, “How do you advise me to answer this people?” And they said to him, “If you will be kind to this people and please them, and speak good words to them, then they [Read More…]

Proverbs 26:18-19

Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death, is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!” [Read more…]

Ascension Press will have a fine new study of John out this summer

Find out more from Dr. Ted Sri here. [Read more…]

A reader has a question about Evangelical views of the Eucharist

He writes: I’m studying the bible and the sacraments. How does the evangelicals interpreted 1 Cor, 11:27, 30? What is their interpretation?? The passage he refers to is this: Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of [Read More…]

Question about the formation of the Protestant Canon of Scripture

A reader writes: Since I last wrote to you (about Dum Diversas), I have been received and confirmed into the Church. Thank you for your kind and respectful answers to my honest questions, and thank you so much for writing By What Authority. That book was the nail in the coffin of my Protestant life [Read More…]

Daniel and the Great Unveiling

Bishop Robert Barron takes a scriptural look at this time of reflecting on death, endings, and the renewal of all things in Christ. [Read more…]

Tabloid Biblical Archaeology

…is under discussion over at the Register. [Read more…]