Your Money or Your Life — On Camels and Needles

You keep your needles away from me!

Here’s an excerpt from today’s gospel, and there is something there I had never noticed before: The Lord said to him, “Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil. You fools! Did not the maker of the outside also make the [Read More...]

What Must I Do?

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Marcus Grodi’s Coming Home Network is an Catholic apostolate that works hard to inform, mentor, guide and pray for separated brothers and sisters as they make their journey to the Catholic faith. Marcus’ new book What Must I Do to Be Saved? meets Evangelicals on their own turf and explains the fullness of the Catholic faith [Read More...]

Trust and Obey

When I was a child I was taught the Sunday School song, “Trust and Obey for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus but to Trust and Obey.” So this morning at Mass this song comes back to me in the reading of the gospel. It is the story of the healing of [Read More...]

The Early Date of Mark’s Gospel

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In seminary we had to study modern Biblical scholarship, and one of my great blessings was that at Bob Jones I learned to be skeptical of the fundamentalists, but at Oxford I learned to be skeptical of the modernists. Both groups seemed to me to be like two madmen strapped back to back. Both the [Read More...]

Ed Blanch on Jesus

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Guest blogger Ed Blanch writes for knotRED– the Intercollegiate Marxist Review. An activist with the Occupy Chick-Fil-A movement, he is also a member of Citizens for Rap Music. He comments regularly on the PETA website and blogs at There’s No Sky Fairy. Ed is a sophomore at North Jersey College of Technology majoring in media studies. It [Read More...]

How Do we Know the Gospels are Historical?

It is easy to exchange convinced assertions: “The gospels are 100% God’s holy Word and every bit is historically accurate!” or “The gospels are fairy tales!” However there is a discipline called “Biblical scholarship” in which scholars do some very interesting work determining just which parts of the gospels they think are reliable and which [Read More...]


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