St. James, Damned Modernist

Here he is spouting damned post-Vatican II heresy about valuing temptation: My brethren, count it all joy, when you shall fall into divers temptations: Knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patience And patience hath a perfect work: that you may be perfect and entire, failing in nothing. (Jas 1:2–4). I’m told that the [Read More...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Another question about the deuterocanon

A reader writes: I have read your article on deuterocanonical books, your reasons on why they should be included in the bible. Can you provide a simplified version of that writing? Sure. Because the Church in union with Peter, the pillar and ground of the truth (1 Timothy 3:15) granted authority by Christ to loose [Read More...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Faith on the Ferry

My friend Joyce Crain is doing very cool stuff with Scripture study on the ferry between San Juan Island (in Puget Sound) and the mainland. Check it out! [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Catholic Scripture Study has Good News

[Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

What do we mean by God “Hardening Pharoah’s Heart”?

We’re talking about it over at the Register. [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Why you only know the name of one guy on the Emmaus Road

Ever wonder why you know the names of certain characters in the gospels? I don’t mean the biggies like Peter and Paul, but the littlies like Simon the Cyrene, or Bartimaeus the blind beggar, or Jairus, or Cleopas, the guy on the Emmaus Road. Lots of people don’t get named in gospel stories, such as [Read More...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Prompted by the Noah movie

…my ever-interesting reader Lori Pieper has a couple of essays about the Bible and myth here and here. More like her please! [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Over at Our Sunday Visitor…

I’ve been doing the daily meditations on the Scripture readings for February. Take a look. [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Land of Zebulun, Land of Naphtali, Galilee of the Gentiles

One of the more subtle things Matthew likes to do is teach via a sort of “sacred geography”.  So, he tells us, after the arrest of John the Baptist, Jesus leaves Judea and, in a strange but obviously deliberate move, continues on from Nazareth to Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee.  Why? Matthew tells us.  [Read More...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Deacon Nathan Allen notes something interesting about Matthew’s account of the Nativity

The punctuation does not exist in the original text, but is supplied by translators.  Since lots of translators assume Joseph didn’t believe Mary was pregnant by the Holy Spirit, they add a semi-colon to the angel’s message to Joseph.  However, Jerome, the greatest scripture scholar of antiquity, thought that Joseph believed Mary (I think so [Read More...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X