A Word for Bread

Fresh bread A Word for Bread

Editor’s note: This is the fourth post in a series commenting on the first words of Christ as presented in the Gospels. It is written,“One does not live by bread alone.” (Lk 4:4) With our modern dietary aversion to gluten and carbohydrates, bread has fallen on some hard times. The full weight of... [Read more...]

When the Word Speaks

When the Word Speaks

Editor’s note: This is the first post in a series commenting on the first words of Christ as presented in the Gospels. The words of Christ are powerful. In the beginning, God spoke, and through his Word, the heavens and earth were made. As the Incarnate Word, Christ speaks with this same power. His... [Read more...]

The Twelve Days of Emmanuel

The roof of a church against the evening sky The Twelve Days of Emmanuel

Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel (which means, God with us) (Mt 1:23) The joy of Christmas is the joy of Emmanuel. Our God is not distant from us: he is in our very midst. Nor is his presence some abstract proposition. His closeness is as real as a... [Read more...]

Reuniting Scripture and Tradition

Reuniting Scripture and Tradition

Francis Martin and William M. Wright, IV, The Gospel of John. Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015. The Second Vatican Council called for greater access to the Scriptures for all the faithful (Dei Verbum 22), insisting that Scripture should be “the very soul of... [Read more...]

To Build a Desert in the City

To Build a Desert in the City

A New Testament scholar of our province, Fr. Anthony Giambrone recently completed doctoral work at the University of Notre Dame. In addition to his studies at  Mt. St. Mary’s of the West Seminary and the Dominican House of Studies, he has received degrees from The Catholic University of America... [Read more...]

The Way of Happiness

The Way of Happiness

No one can fail to wish to be happy or to seek after happiness. But we are reminded on every side that we have not found it yet. We are still yearning and seeking after happiness, or after someone to bring us there. The question that we are left to ask, then, is eminently natural, and as the Psalmist... [Read more...]

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