Preston R. Simpson
Kass describes three key components in the formation of the Israelite nation: their deliverance from slavery, the covenant and Law, and the Tabernacle.
THE FIGURES BEHIND THE EVANGELISTS
Frederick W. Marks
Peter was almost certainly looking over the shoulder of Mark during the writing of the second Gospel, and Jesus’ own mother had enormous influence on Luke.
CRUSHING COMFORTING CANARDS
Pew-sitters and religious leaders have come up with their own formulas to lessen the pain of guilt, all of them at odds with Scripture.
SCIENTISM CONFRONTS THE EMPTY TOMB
The scientific community holds a bias against the supernatural that is more censorial than any bias religion could have against science.
CARDINAL KASPER’S NOVELTIES
Carinal Kasper grounds mercy in New Testament revelation and the Fathers of the Church. But his sources often do not say what he claims they say.
The "I'm too catholic to be Catholic" line of argumentation falls to a subjectivity or "lowest common denominator" critique.
ONLY ONE CHURCH FOLLOWS THE BIBLICAL BLUEPRINT
The completeness of Catholic conformity to the biblical blueprint is nothing less than astounding.
IS YAHWEH A BLOODTHIRSTY, GENOCIDAL MANIAC?
David D. Jividen
We draw spiritual lessons from the Bible's 'herem' passages; we can interpret them in a manner that resolves the difficulties they pose.
CHRIST'S MISSION OF TOUGH LOVE
PUTTING JESUS TO THE DNA TEST
Maria Hsia Chang
Anne Barbeau Gardiner
COUNTDOWN TO 2060
SCRIPTURE STRIPPED OF DOGMA
Just as historians crank out “revisionist” history, theologians remake the image of Jesus in order to reshape everything from doctrine to architecture.
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN MOTHER
Marcelo A. D'Asero
A MARTYR OF POLYGAMY
Alice von Hildebrand
HER OWN HAVE RECEIVED HER NOT
THE CULMINATION OF THE QUEST
Lawrence B. Porter
A review of Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition
DISPELLING AN ATHEIST ILLUSION
The presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church has difficulty distinguishing the work of the Lord from that of the spirits of deception.
Stephen J. Kovacs
A review of Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives
TO THE VICTORS GO THE SPOILS?
William F.E. Mahoney
The recent find of a small papyrus piece that quotes Jesus saying "my wife" is the latest to make a temporary media
sensation before fading into obscurity like other, similar discoveries.
A review of A Biblical Walk Through the Mass: Understanding What We Say and Do in the Liturgy
A HEART PIERCED WITH MANY PANGS
The ideal of the New Testament is not the wealthy man but the man who abandons all for the Kingdom of God, he who does not look back even to bury his dead.
A HIDDEN PROPHECY
Edmund B. Miller
Anne Barbeau Gardiner takes on an author who has "made a career of treating the Bible sacrilegiously" and sees power, not Logos, as the ultimate reality.
THERE ARE SOME MYSTERIES MATHEMATICS WON'T SOLVE
Abraham Woodhead interpreted Apocalypse 9 as predicting a sudden invasion of Christendom by a horde of violent and unnaturally lustful insects.
Terence J. Hughes
The forces that promote the Culture of Death have chosen their reward: "Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven!"
MISSION & MYSTICISM
Peter A. Huff
CAN THE TORAH BE AMENDED?
Brian Thomas Becket Mullady
SALVATION FROM SUFFERING?
How can the Christian suffer as Christ suffered if he is airlifted off the face of the earth before he can undergo the most severe kind of suffering (the "tribulation")?
HAS THE UNQUENCHABLE FIRE BEEN QUENCHED?
Jesus spoke of the evildoer as being in the netherworld, separated from the just by an impassable chasm, and tormented in flames.
Arthur C. Sippo
Ever since The Da Vinci Code became a bestseller, the interest in "alternative gospels" and Gnostic writings has spiked among modern readers.
JUSTIFICATION: BY FAITH ALONE?
Bryan J.P. Gesinger
Though "justification by faith alone" is widely popular, it is alien and contrary to the teaching of Holy Scripture viewed in its entirety.
Review of Light in Darkness: Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Catholic Doctrine of Christ's Descent into Hell
Mary McWay Seaman
Kirsch's absorbing personality profile of the scrupulous, dogmatic, and uncompromising John portrays him as a man in great distress in a pagan culture.
WAS IT THE LAVENDER MAFIA?
F. Douglas Kneibert
The Liturgy of the Word, which is a part of every Mass, would be one logical place for Catholics to look for divine guidance.
Around the world, the struggle continues against economic theories that generate and tolerate excessive inequalities.
FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS, A FIRST-CENTURY JEW
The intellectual integrity of Flavius Josephus remains a model, not only for Jews, but for all who strive to enrich the world of scholarship.
Can some sense be made of the Pope's inaction?
is a Bible with "extraordinary power" - extraordinary satanic power.
THE DEADLY PERIL OF IGNORING "THE NARROW GATE"
If our Lord could use "narrow gate" imagery to spur His listeners to repentance, then so can we.
Jews of Old Testament times had to insulate themselves totally against the Gentiles because the pagan gods were demonic spirits.
Bishop Patrick McGrath is not fit to be a bishop.
SHALL WE FEMINIZE THE HOLY SPIRIT?
Monica Migliorino Miller
The Church is the true spiritual mother -- women are her symbol. We must also appreciate the true Fatherhood of God -- earthly fatherhood is the symbol of Him.
Scripture is censored in the Parable of the Talents, where the "wicked, lazy servant" is sent "where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth."
The Cyrenian approach to debt relief is personal: he lends a debtor money out of his own pocket at an unbeatable interest rate — nothing.
Zondervan, publisher of the NIV, planned a so-called inclusive-language version of the NIV that would eventually replace it, but was pressured to stop.
America magazine bellyaches about how Catholicism has historically expelled "heretical Christians" from its midst.
If no one goes to Hell, then all the talk about Hell in the Bible — and from the Church — is utterly cruel, needlessly cruel, maybe sadistic.
BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON
Gregory J. Roden
The many rents in Christianity brought about by the heresy of sola Scriptura have as their cause that same sin of Adam and Eve.
THE ISSUE OF AUTHORITY
A syllogism: (1) Whatever is not contained in Scripture is not to be believed; (2) Sola Scriptura is not contained in Scripture; (3) Sola Scriptura is not to be believed.
ON THE AUTHENTICITY OF ST. JOHN'S GOSPEL
William T. Galey
Those who spin theories opposing John’s authorship are doing a great injustice to truth and the cause of Christ.
WHERE SOME SINS ARE NOT IMMORAL, ETC.
Chene Richard Heady
It entirely translates and edits out the Bible’s teaching on fornication, and renders the doctrine of Hell if not invisible, then opaque.
HELPFUL HINTS FROM A SUCCESSFUL SHOPPER
Look for one that explicitly reminds you of what St. Paul said was first in importance, Christ’s death, and for one that celebrates Communion frequently.
My, the difficulties of inclusivity are well-nigh preternatural
"Maximum possible fidelity to the sacred Scriptures"?
THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: SCRIPTURALLY UNENLIGHTENED?
Jesus confidently cites the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and refers to Jonah’s three days and nights in the belly of the whale.
ON BEING MORE TENDERHEARTED THAN GOD HIMSELF
Where eternal rewards and punishments are concerned, are we more tenderhearted and clear-eyed than our forebears in faith -- than God Himself?
A SENSITIVE JESUS WHO SAYS HE'S SORRY & GOES FREE
THE CAMEL'S NOSE
Peter M.J. Stravinskas
BETTER A HARD TRUTH THAN AN EASY LIE
SEXUAL POLITICS & THE BIRTH OF THE WEST
Patrick G.D. Riley
ON THE AUTHENTICITY OF ST. MATTHEW'S GOSPEL
Kristen West McGuire
ABORTION, POLYGAMY, & THE TRINITY
Mark P. Shea
Adam Brooke Davis
HISTORY, LITERATURE & LOGIC
Lauren A. King
THE OLD MYTHOLOGIES ARE BACK
Bernard D. Green
LETTER FROM ENGLAND
John Warwick Montgomery
Review of The Complete Gospels
A CONTRIBUTION TO CATHOLIC-EVANGELICAL DIALOGUE
American hymnals and Bible translations must retain the authority that only memory, accuracy, and tradition bring, yet also be modern enough.
ON THE CONNECTION BETWEEN TRUSTING IN RICHES & HAVING THEM
John Henry Newman
That our Lord meant to speak of riches as being in some sense a calamity to the Christian is plain from His praises and recommendation of poverty.
Robert N. Bellah
A political understanding of the power of the Exodus story is eviscerated if its religious meaning is obscured.
Scores of extra-canonical Jewish and Jewish-Christian writings were composed during the period between 300 B.C. and A.D. 200.
CHRIST & NEIGHBOR
John C. Cort
Justice is an essential ingredient of love; love is not complete unless — to switch the metaphor — it is built on a foundation for social justice.
Biblical scholars may follow the first two steps of scientific procedure (formulation of hypothesis and accumulation of evidence) but cannot proceed to the third (verification).
TWO TESTAMENTS, ONE WORD
Short-selling the Old Testament is regrettable. The Church of Rome has always been clear that the New Testament doesn’t supersede the Old.
- Karl Keating