Don’t miss Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on Saturday, March 23, 2019, for a powerful presentation on the riches of our Catholic faith.
Month: February 2019
The first two verses of Genesis tell us that God brought the entire world into existence at the dawn of history. But he not only creates the world, he forges a covenant with the world. We hear of this in later passages such as Jeremiah 33:25, where the prophet speaks of the Lord’s “covenant with day and night.” God did not create the human family because he was lonely. God himself, being Father, Son, and Spirit, is already a family. He created us in order to draw us into his divine family.
Understanding the Bible requires an understanding of its “plot.” And the Bible’s plot is the story of salvation history. It is the story of human salvation unfolding in history according to God’s plan. You and I need to read the Bible from the heart of the Church if we are to make sense of the Scriptures and apply them to our lives as Catholics. This includes an understanding of why we should read them and how we should read them.
Materialism has so thoroughly invaded our culture that the fate of one’s eternal soul is no longer a pressing issue for most non-believers. A ‘spiritual but not religious’ person may have a vague sense that all will be well, and so the question is not worth bothering with; the materialist believes that there is no such thing as a soul, and after death, there will be no part of ‘you’ to be anywhere at all.