Articles
April 14, 2017

The book that captures the drama of Christ’s final days on earth

A classic work, published in 1930, helps to fill in the gaps left by the Gospels It is Holy Week, thus hard to engage with literature that is not specifically…
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Exhortations
February 27, 2017

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

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…
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Articles
November 3, 2016

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…
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Exhortations
June 16, 2016

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

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…
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Articles
April 16, 2016

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…
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Q&A
April 16, 2016

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

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…
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