It is often said by fundamentalist Christians that Catholic doctrines are made up, that we’ve disregarded God’s Word to follow the laws of man. It’s utterly ridiculous. Catholics were the first Christians, and we were the ones who… Read More
As most people know, the Bible is less of a book than it is a library. Consisting of dozens of books from different authors written at different times for different purposes, it is hardly a cohesive work. Add… Read More
Sometimes the Bible challenges us with difficult questions
If you’ve ever read the Bible all the way through, you might have noticed some “inconsistencies.” As Christians, how do we respond to these issues?
The following is my homily for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary time, year B. Jealousy is an interesting thing. Anyone here ever been jealous of someone or something? Felt that burning inside you? Anyone ever do something reckless… Read More
The Bible offers us two accounts of Creation. How do we reconcile the two?
Many say that the Bible can justify anything we want. I think they’re right.
This week in the lectionary, we got the opportunity to hear the the same story, the parable of the talents, from two different writers, used in two different liturgical settings. Found in both Matthew and Luke, it is… Read More
“Faith grows when it is well expressed in celebration. Good celebrations foster and nourish faith. Poor celebrations may weaken and destroy faith” (Music in Catholic Worship: 6; 1983). Nothing could be more applicable to many Catholics! When the… Read More