Bad call: Bishops take on popular theologian

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Article Scripture and Theology Vatican Women
The U.S. bishops’ recent action against a popular theologian has some Catholics crying foul.

Only church nerds have a least favorite Sunday of the year, but since I am one, I can with certainty say that mine is Trinity Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost. Though the three-in-one divine nature is a central doctrine of Christian faith, it brings with it the inevitable theological one-liner from most preachers: “It’s a mystery!” Ha ha.


What is Divine Mercy Sunday?

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Article Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology
When and why did the church begin celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday?

The world was in the midst of the Great Depression in 1931 and the memories of World War I were still very much alive in the minds of Europeans when in Poland a sister of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), is said to have been personally visited by Jesus.


Christ and extraterrestrials

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Article Faith and Science Scripture and Theology
What’s the next frontier of theology? Outer space, of course, says Sister Ilia Delio, who comments on our earthly understanding of Christ in “Universal Savior.”

If we discovered life on other planets, should we send the missionary ships?


Christ and extraterrestrials

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Article Faith and Science Scripture and Theology
What’s the next frontier of theology? Outer space, of course, says Sister Ilia Delio, who comments on our earthly understanding of Christ in “Universal Savior.”

If we discovered life on other planets, should we send the missionary ships?


Universal Savior: Ilia Delio reimagines Christ

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Article Faith and Science Scripture and Theology Spirituality
While some see modern science as a challenge to faith, Franciscan Sister Ilia Delio sees it as an opportunity to think in new ways about God, creation, and the incarnation.

The age of the universe alone requires us to talk about creation and Christ in new language. “The whole cosmos, from the big bang on, is that Word of God being spoken in the vast spaces of the universe.”


Universal Savior: Ilia Delio reimagines Christ

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Article Faith and Science Scripture and Theology Spirituality
While some see modern science as a challenge to faith, Franciscan Sister Ilia Delio sees it as an opportunity to think in new ways about God, creation, and the incarnation.

The age of the universe alone requires us to talk about creation and Christ in new language. “The whole cosmos, from the big bang on, is that Word of God being spoken in the vast spaces of the universe.”


Glad You Asked: What are the Ten Commandments?

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Article Scripture and Theology
Are there different lists of the Ten Commandments?

So much is debated about the Bible that you’d hope when it comes to the Ten Commandments, at least, you’re on solid ground. There are 10, right? And they’re chiseled in stone—quite literally—so we know exactly what they are, number by number. Or do we?


Glad You Asked: What are the Ten Commandments?

By Alice Camille| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology
Are there different lists of the Ten Commandments?

So much is debated about the Bible that you’d hope when it comes to the Ten Commandments, at least, you’re on solid ground. There are 10, right? And they’re chiseled in stone—quite literally—so we know exactly what they are, number by number. Or do we?


What's the history of adoration of the blessed sacrament?

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Article Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology
It seems that a lot of parishes are starting to have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, either as a regular practice or just on occasion.

Is this something new? Isn’t the celebration of the Mass enough?

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is not something new. It is a centuries-old practice rooted in an essential teaching of Catholic Christianity: Jesus Christ is truly and completely present in the Eucharist. Like many practices of our faith, however, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament developed gradually.


What's the history of adoration of the blessed sacrament?

By Victoria M. Tufano| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology
It seems that a lot of parishes are starting to have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, either as a regular practice or just on occasion.

Is this something new? Isn’t the celebration of the Mass enough?

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is not something new. It is a centuries-old practice rooted in an essential teaching of Catholic Christianity: Jesus Christ is truly and completely present in the Eucharist. Like many practices of our faith, however, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament developed gradually.


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