Tag: "Old Testament"

Solomon’s Wisdom: On the Necessity of Reading the Old Testament
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Solomon’s Wisdom: On the Necessity of Reading the Old Testament

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Once I had dinner with another priest.  As we were eating we talked about the Bible.  “I preach the same homily every weekend,” he said. “Really?” I asked.  “And how are your collections?” While we were at it, he justified himself by declaring that it was no longer necessary to preach on the Old Testament. […]

Christmas Tree, Vatican City, 2011
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Jeremiah, Christmas Trees, and the King James Bible

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Responding to an annual fundamentalist canard.

Why Confirmation?
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Why Confirmation?

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 In this column I have frequently referenced findings about the dismal way in which many Catholics look at the sacraments.  I think the problem is more than just the usual ranting and ravings about a liberal church, how horrible things are after Vatican II, true as all these clichés are.  Instead the problem stems from […]

The Gospel According to Tobit
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The Gospel According to Tobit

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The Book of Tobit is no less than the venerable and holy gospel of Jesus Christ. By this, I mean that it tells the story of a father sending his only son into the world to redeem a bride, saving her from the curse of death. In addition, we are treated with some of the […]