It’s finally here! The study that everyone’s been waiting for has arrived: The Bible and the Church Fathers. It makes the perfect study for Lent! This isn’t your typical Bible study—more than an ordinary study of Scripture, it’s an historical overview of the early Christian Church’s approach to the Word of God. It will
In today’s Liturgy, the destiny of the human race is told as the tale of two “types” of men—the first man, Adam, and the new Adam, Jesus (see 1 Corinthians 15:21–22; 45–59). Paul’s argument in the Epistle is built on a series of contrasts between “one” or “one person” and “the many” or “all.” By
En la liturgia de hoy, el destino de la raza humana se nos cuenta como un relato sobre dos “tipos” de hombre: el primero, Adán, y el nuevo Adán, Jesús (cf. 1 Co 15,21–22; 45–59). San Pablo construye su argumento en la epístola mediante una serie de contrastes entre “uno” o “una solo hombre”, y
By Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, and Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has provided spiritual direction for many men and women, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious, and priests. Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, is is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent
We move from the original sin of Adam and Eve to the story of Cain and Abel. Cain is marked for his deplorable sin—but what was the mark of Cain? On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn suggests that Cain marked himself by giving himself over to the devil and envious malice.
St. Conrad of Piacenza was an Italian nobleman living in the thirteenth century. He married a noblewoman and lived a life of luxury in his youth. His life was transformed, however, when one day he accidentally caught the forest on fire while hunting. An innocent peasant was blamed and sentenced to death, but
By John Bergsma Dr. John Bergsma is Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. A former Protestant pastor, he is the author of several books on Scripture and the Catholic faith. I went into reading the Apostolic Fathers convinced that they were going to show that the early Church was Calvinist, which was
We are called to the holiness of God. That is the extraordinary claim made in both the First Reading and Gospel this Sunday. Yet how is it possible that we can be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect? Jesus explains that we must be imitators of God as His beloved children (Ephesians 5:1–2).
Somos llamados a la santidad de Dios. Esta es la extraordinaria afirmación de la primera lectura y el evangelio de este domingo. Y sin embargo—como es posible ser perfectos como nuestro Padre en el cielo es perfecto? Jesús explica que debemos ser imitadores de Dios como sus hijos amados (Ef 5:1–2). Como Dios, debemos amar
By Ralph Martin Ralph Martin is president of Renewal Ministries in Ann Arbor, Michigan and director of graduate programs in the new evangelization at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. He is the author of the best-selling The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints. Photo