Why the Bible sometimes doesn't help

By Heidi Schlumpf| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Scripture and Theology

Many Catholics couples struggling with infertility naturally turn to the scriptures for solace. Maybe they shouldn't.

Although the Old and New Testaments are full of examples of "barren women"-Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Elizabeth, to name a few-it's unlikely that many contemporary infertile couples will find comfort in their stories.


Why the Bible sometimes doesn't help

By Heidi Schlumpf| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Scripture and Theology

Many Catholics couples struggling with infertility naturally turn to the scriptures for solace. Maybe they shouldn't.

Although the Old and New Testaments are full of examples of "barren women"-Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Elizabeth, to name a few-it's unlikely that many contemporary infertile couples will find comfort in their stories.


A woman's place is in the Bible

By Gina Hens-Piazza| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology Women
Far from being just a story about "the patriarchs," the Old Testament is full of surprising stories about courageous women who keep salvation history on course.


A woman's place is in the Bible

By Gina Hens-Piazza| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology Women
Far from being just a story about "the patriarchs," the Old Testament is full of surprising stories about courageous women who keep salvation history on course.


Do Protestants and Catholics read from the same book?

By Santiago Cortes-Sjoberg| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology

A Bible is a Bible. Or is it? When I taught religion at a Catholic high school, I always had to tell my students to be sure they had a Bible that was "Catholic." Why did I have to make this clarification?

While all Christian Bibles have the same number of New Testament books, they do differ on the number of books found in the Old Testament.


Do Protestants and Catholics read from the same book?

By Santiago Cortes-Sjoberg| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology

A Bible is a Bible. Or is it? When I taught religion at a Catholic high school, I always had to tell my students to be sure they had a Bible that was "Catholic." Why did I have to make this clarification?

While all Christian Bibles have the same number of New Testament books, they do differ on the number of books found in the Old Testament.


Bible study: it's not just for Protestants anymore

By Bob Zyskowski| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology

Gary Hoffman's passion for the Bible has caused him to wind up in prison. "When you begin to reflect on scripture, it calls you deeper and deeper," he says. "I remember several times when we would hold Bible study sessions in our home. They were supposed to go for an hour and a half or two, but then people would start reflecting on how a passage applied to their own spiritual journey, and they'd really get into it. It would go on and on into the night.


Bible study: it's not just for Protestants anymore

By Bob Zyskowski| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology

Gary Hoffman's passion for the Bible has caused him to wind up in prison. "When you begin to reflect on scripture, it calls you deeper and deeper," he says. "I remember several times when we would hold Bible study sessions in our home. They were supposed to go for an hour and a half or two, but then people would start reflecting on how a passage applied to their own spiritual journey, and they'd really get into it. It would go on and on into the night.


Borderline Christianity

By Moises Sandoval| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Immigration

During Mass each Wednesday at Casa Juan Diego in Houston, immigrants speak of not eating for days, having nothing to drink for a week, seeing people die of thirst or because they drank irrigation water with chemicals in it.


The Creed: Do you believe what you just said?

By R. Scott Appleby| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology

I once knew a young priest, an affable fellow and gifted liturgist, who nonetheless had the annoying habit of omitting the Creed when he presided at Mass. On one occasion when I served as lector and he as presider, he explained to me privately his aversion to the profession of faith.


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