The Church Fathers (those great bishops and theologians of the first five hundred years of Christianity) are a special target of feminist rage, and it must be admitted that these early Church thinkers are certainly not well known for their support for women’s liberation.
Archive | August, 2018
Because the content of the Church’s catechesis is rooted in her life of worship, that being the time and place where Catholics ordinarily encounter the mysteries of Christ, celebrations of liturgy ought especially to evoke a sense of wonder. What other event on planet Earth can equal the marvels of the Catholic Mass? It is,
Years ago Joni Oeltjenbruns wrote a lift-the-flap book called Where is God? In the story, a baby searches for God in his house. Is God behind the door? Under the bed? On the last page, the answer is revealed: God is inside you and me, with the flap revealing a heart and a cross.
St. Augustine’s theology of the Eucharist stresses its proper effect, which is the unity of the Mystical Body. It has this effect of binding together the Mystical Body of Christ precisely because the members of the Church receive the real Body and Blood of Christ. In other words, the charity that binds the Church together
Download Audio FileToday’s Gospel casts Jesus in a prophetic light, as one having authority to interpret God’s law. Jesus’ quotation from Isaiah today is ironic (see Isaiah 29:13). In observing the law, the Pharisees honor God by ensuring that nothing unclean passes their lips. In this, however, they’ve turned the law inside out, making it
Download Audio FileEl evangelio de este domingo nos muestra un Jesús-profeta, con autoridad para interpretar la ley de Dios. Cristo cita a Isaías de forma irónica (cfr. Is 29, 13). Al observar la Ley, los fariseos pretenden honrar a Dios asegurando que nada impuro pasa por sus labios. Con esa práctica, sin embargo, ellos han
A few months back, in the deep, dark, frozen recesses of January, a friend showed up at my door with two crates of blackberries in hand. Apparently, he’d already dispensed about a dozen more elsewhere. If you’d asked me before that January day if said friend had mafia connections, I would have unhesitatingly answered, “No!”
Saturday, December 8, 2018 Don’t miss Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Saturday, December 8, 2018 for a powerful presentation on the riches of our Catholic faith. Best-selling author and renowned biblical scholar Scott Hahn will go deeper into the meaning of Scripture in the Church and our
Saturday, January 26, 2019 Don’t miss Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church on Saturday, January 26, 2019 for a powerful presentation on the riches of our Catholic faith. Best-selling author and renowned biblical scholar Scott Hahn will go deeper into the meaning of Scripture in the Church and
In The Bible and the Virgin Mary, Matthew Leonard explains key Marian dogmas in light of Scripture and Church teaching. On the feast of Mary’s Queenship, learn more about how the Old and New Testaments illuminate Mary’s role as mother and queen.