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).


Join a U.S. Catholic-sponsored pilgrimage to the Holy Land

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Article Scripture and Theology
Follow in the footsteps of Jesus during an 11-day tour to the Holy Land in January 2015. Sponsored by U.S. Catholic  and Catholic Theological Union.

U.S. Catholic magazine and Catholic Theological Union (CTU) invite you to join us in an exciting new venture—our first joint pilgrimage to the Holy Land!


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

c. 2014 Religion News Service

(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.

What is the prophecy of St. Malachy?

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Article Scripture and Theology
Some say Pope Francis’ election signals the end of the world. Is it the vision of a 12th-century saint, or the work of a false prophet?

No sooner did our new pontiff announce his name as Francis than some “prophecy experts” took to the airwaves, claiming that the new pope is “Peter the Roman,” the fulfillment of the “prophecy of St. Malachy” that this will be the final pope and the end of the world.


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