Archive | October, 2011

The Supper of the Lamb

You probably haven’t yet heard the new translation of the Mass, but I’ll bet you’ve heard plenty about it. The media interest has been astonishing. The Church’s education efforts have been prodigious. The response from Catholic publishers has been just short of epic. Thanks be to God for this historic moment that returns our focus

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Pope Benedict Calls for a Year of Faith

Ever since the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Benedict has spoken of the need to rediscover the journey of faith, to respond to the profound crisis of faith that has affected many people.  With his new Apostolic Letter, Porta Fidei, he has announced a Year of Faith when the Church as a whole will reflect

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Scott Hahn Addresses the New Evangelization

VANCOUVER—Catholics have been given the task of spreading the message, says Dr. Scott Hahn. They must be trained to evangelize and catechize, and they must be sacramentalized (partake in the sacraments), Hahn said during a recent lecture on mystagogy at Regent College. Mystagogy, a Greek term meaning “to be guided into the mysteries,” leads believers

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The Bible and the Fathers

It was the Bible that made me read the Fathers. When I was studying for the Presbyterian ministry, I wanted to understand the world where Jesus lived and where the apostles preached. I wanted to defend the New Testament canon against its latest round of challenges, for example — against those who would place the

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