Tag Archives: Gospel

Pope Francis’ opinion: better to be an atheist than a hypocrite

  • Written by:
  • 1 Reply

Pope Francis denounced hypocritical Catholics who live what he called a “double life,” and said it would be better to be an atheist. During daily Mass on Thursday, Pope Francis made his opinion clear, that he thinks it is better to be an atheist than a hypocritical Catholic. Pope Francis specifically referred to Catholics who

Read more

The Divinity of Jesus According to Saint Mark

Let’s say you’re talking to a skeptic, and he makes the claim, “Jesus never said he was God. That’s something his disciples later ascribed to him—like it was to the Buddha.” What would your response be? I bet you would turn to Jesus’ “I Am” statement in John 8:58 and say, “You see, Jesus ascribes

Read more

Always reach out for Jesus as he passes by, says Pope Francis

  • Written by:
  • 1 Reply

Indifference and hostility can blind Christians from recognising Jesus in those most in need, Pope Francis said. This indifference and hostility can turn into aggression toward people often marginalised by society, the Pope said during his weekly general audience. “How many times, when we see so many people on the street – people in need,

Read more

The Gospel in Full Color

“Man’s ability to see is in decline,” wrote the Thomist philosopher Josef Pieper. “We do not mean here, of course, the physiological sensitivity of the human eye. We mean the spiritual capacity to perceive the visible reality as it truly is” (Only the Lover Sings: Art and Contemplation, Ignatius). Pieper was concerned that the assault

Read more

What is the real story about the order of the synoptic gospels?

  • Written by:
  • 1 Reply

Full Question I hear contradictory things about the order of the synoptic Gospels? What gives? Answer The traditional order, sometimes called the Augustinian order, is Matthew, Mark, Luke. The sequence most commonly advocated today in Bible commentaries, both Catholic and Protestant, is Mark, Matthew, Luke, with Matthew and Luke being understood as more or less

Read more