For us and our salvation: Father Donald Senior on the passion

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Article Scripture and Theology
What do we mean when we say that by Jesus’ suffering and death we are healed—a mystery if ever there was one?

You might imagine that Father Donald Senior had always wanted to study the Bible, given that he is a world-renowned scripture scholar and a longtime member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. But you’d be wrong; what he really wanted to be was a missionary.


Week Five: Taking stock of the ties that bind

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Article Scripture and Theology Spirituality

Many years ago, in a period of my life when I was feeling particularly lonely, dissatisfied with my work, and uncertain about the future, I found myself thinking a great deal about the story of Lazarus. Instead of drawing hope from Lazarus’ triumphant rise from the dead, I felt no great solace. In fact, much the opposite.  


A primer on the Old Testament

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Article Scripture and Theology
The editors interview Father Leslie Hoppe, O.F.M.

Adapted from an article that first appeared in the January 1991 issue of U.S. Catholic (Vol. 56, No. 1, pages 26-31).

Franciscan Father Leslie Hoppe is a professor of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago. He is the author of many outstanding books on the Old Testament and biblical archaeology, including The Holy City: Jerusalem in the Theology of the Old Testament (Glazier) and There Shall Be No Poor Among You: Poverty in the Bible (Abingdon).


35 years ago in U.S. Catholic: Don't pass over Exodus

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Scripture and Theology

By Father Peter M.J. Stravinskas

This article appeared in the April 1979 issue of U.S. Catholic (Vol. 44, No. 4, pages 36-40).


REVIEW: Well-intentioned ‘Son of God’ doesn’t go too deep

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Article Culture Reviews Scripture and Theology

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(RNS) The first half of “Son of God” features an upbeat and kindly Jesus spreading the good word in familiar, if occasionally over-simplified, biblical phraseology.


What is the relationship between the Old and New Testaments?

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Article Scripture and Theology
Though they sometimes seem dissimilar, the two parts of the Bible are all about fulfillment.

Why was Jesus baptized?

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Article Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology
The baptism of Jesus was more than just a symbolic swim.

Did Jesus have brothers and sisters?

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Article Scripture and Theology
For centuries theologians have debated whether or not Jesus had any siblings. But what does scripture say about his complicated family tree?

The only child often gets a bad rap. Stereotyped as entitled and self-important, people who grow up without siblings aren’t always looked upon favorably—especially by those of us with at least a sibling or two. Jesus may have acted like an only child at times in the gospels, but all of the four evangelists make some mention of his brothers and sisters.


Who're you gonna call when you see a ghost?

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Article Faith and Science Scripture and Theology

Bishop Robert Hermann is the man priests in St. Louis call when they encounter a parishioner who's had a run-in with a ghost or evil spirit. Hermann is the archdiocesan liason to the Catholic Renewal Center in town.


What is 666 in the Bible?

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Article Scripture and Theology
Although many people associate 666 with the devil, the Book of Revelation explains what the number really signifies.

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