How to Read Christology and Still Keep Your Faith

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Supper at Emmaus, Bartolomeo Cavarozzi (1615-1625).

How to Read Christology and Still Keep Your Faith

“Christology” is everywhere. That is, if we take its basic etymology and understand it simply as “speech concerning Christ.” People can utter his name flippantly, even blasphemously. Popular films and novels can be … continue reading..

Ordination of St. Stephen by St. Peter, by Fra Angelico (1447-49).

New Testament Witness

The faith of the early Christians in Jesus and the Kingdom of his Father constituted them as a community or Church. If it was their shared faith that formed them into a community, who and what they believed in would be the … continue reading..

St. Joseph and the Infant Christ, Giovanni Battista Gaulli (1670-85).

St. Joseph: His Increasing Importance in Our Times

In his Apostolic Letter Le Voci of March 19, 1961, the “Pope of St. Joseph,” St. John XXIII, invoked that saint as the Patron of the Second Vatican Council. Shortly after the beginning of that Council, he inserted the name of … continue reading..

Christ Healing the Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda, by Bartolome Esteban Murillo.

Jesus, the Flowing and Living Water of “Yhwh”

This essay is a theological reflection of two biblical passages and their implicit allusions in matters of theology and Christian spirituality. The first episode is taken from Ez 47:1-12, concerning the pericope of the stream of … continue reading..

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What Is the Spirit Saying through Pope Francis?

When I was in seminary, I learned in moral theology the importance of avoiding moralistic preaching. In short, moralistic preaching is when a priest simply states the rules. For example: a priest preaches that abortion is wrong … continue reading..

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Pope John XXIII was recently canonized, but I have read that he allowed documents to be produced saying that Jews were Christians to save them during World War II. Is this not a lie? A father of teenagers recently tried to get … continue reading..

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