One of the difficulties with which modern Scripture scholars deal is the way the authors of the Christian Scriptures interpret the Hebrew Scriptures. These writers usually employ a "prediction/fulfillment" technique, a methodology which, since Pope Pius XII's 1943 encyclical Divinu... more
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From its beginning Christianity had to deal with those in the community who zeroed in on the intellectual dimension of their faith and ignored the actions which Jesus expects his followers to perform. As long as they believed in the salvation which Jesus' death and... more
(Ideally all nine readings should be proclaimed tonight. But for reasons of space, I can only comment on four.)
Dennis Weaver's recent death reminded me of something he said in an old radio interview. When asked about... more
Today’s Deutero-Isaiah pericope not only sets the theme for our readings, it’s a guide for our entire celebration of Holy Week.
This anonymous, yet oft-quoted prophet is deeply reflective. He not only delivers Yahweh’s word to the Israelites exiled in Babylon during the sixth... more