“In a time where some speak of a ‘post-truth’ society, one in which ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’ are the order of the day, we know that ‘the word of God is alive’ (Heb 4:12)” – Bishop Dermot Farrell.
"Many reflective Catholics are taking up the scriptures because there they find that nourishment that keeps them in a faithful relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit."
This sensory rich installation was one of the highlights of IEC2012 for many pilgrims- it transports visitors to Capernaum, the village on the shores of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus lived during His public ministry.
Fr Brendan McConvery, CSsR, has written a really user-friendly manual to help ordinary people explore the Bible in an accessible and non-threatening way.
This book follows the movement of the Mass - assembly, word, Eucharist and mission - exploring the biblical sources of the Eucharist. Editors: V. Boland OP and T. McCarthy OP
This book is one of the series Praying with the Gospels that follows the lectionary cycle.The author Terry Hinks is a minister in the United Reform Church serving in Hampshire.
John Littleton's book provides readers with an overview of the Gospel of Matthew, (Sundays, Year A) It would be useful for priests preparing a homily for the Sunday Mass.
To know about the interpretation of scripture, that is, the criteria for understanding what God might be saying to you as you hear a reader proclaim scripture passage in church or as you read part of it quietly in your room. See The Catechism of the Catholic Church. 109-119. http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p1s1c2a3.htm#III
Which Bible is the most readable in contemporary English? Which is the most accurate and faithful to the original language? Patrick Duffy assesses contemporary translations of the Bible with regard to accuracy of translation and readability in English.
Patrick Duffy draws on Henry Wansbrough OSB’s book, The Story of the Bible: How it came to us (Darton, Longman and Todd 2006) to summarise information on translations into Old, Middle and Early Modern English.
This is an account of early translations of the Bible. Patrick Duffy draws on Henry Wansbrough OSB’s book, The Story of the Bible: How it came to us (Darton, Longman and Todd 2006).
Michael Mullins’s commentary on Mark’s gospel is offered as a textbook for students of theology, as a guide for serious readers, as support for preachers, to the many people who practise lectio divina and spiritual reading. No prior technical knowledge of biblical scholarship is assumed.
Mary was at home in Nazareth, looking forward to being married to Joseph. She was probably a teenager at the time because in those days it was usual to get married when you were between 13 and 16. She was a good Jewish girl and would no doubt know all the stories about Adam and
The ‘fall of the angels’ myth in Jewish culture in the two centuries before the birth of Jesus and how we understand it may enhance our grasp of the meaning of the Annunciation. Martin Henry explains.
This second article by Philip Fogarty SJ on the Gospel of Mark shows how the call of the disciples, his teaching with authority, heaing on the sabbath and forgiving sins brings up the question: Who is this man?
Fr Michael Mullins lectures in Scripture in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. He has already produced commentaries on the gospels of John and Mark. Again this commentary on Matthew gospel is a thorough and scholarly, but written in a readable style.
Joseph was a carpenter from Nazareth. He was engaged to be married to Mary. Probably he was just a little bit older than her, though it is not likely that he was such an old man as you sometimes see in pictures of the Holy Family. In those days marriages would be arranged by the