Bible Study

The Number One Way to Fight Catholic Stereotypes

“We need Catholics, living as Catholics, who know their faith. Who know what they profess and why they profess it.” I know we’ve all run across them, whether in person or in the media, from friends and family members or from strangers on social media. How often have you heard those tired but sometimes convincing Catholic stereotypes?  They are almost […]

Catholics and Bible Study

Photography © by Andy Coan

Bible study and prayer with Scripture is absolutely necessary for Catholics.  As St. Jerome said, ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. The Mass readings for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) — Nehemiah 8:2-4, 5-6, 8-10; Psalms 19:8, 9, 10, 15; First Corinthians 12:12-30 or 12; Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21. There is a myth that we must lay to […]

Whose Truth Will Set You Free?

“It’s a non-denominational Bible Study,” my friend’s wife said at the restaurant. “It’s not tied to one Church or another, so it’s really good for everyone,” she explained with a confidence that nobody would be offended. She was excited to tell us about this new program she was coordinating with other women from her neighborhood.  She explained they were of “all faith […]

Reading David and Goliath in the Four Senses of Scripture

"David and Goliath" (detail) by Guillaime Courtois

Reading the Holy Scriptures in the modern age is a more daunting task than might be supposed considering the cacophony of educators cheerleading for the false success of a wholly corrupted educational system. The modern school promotes a false sense of literacy more transparent than the Emperor’s new clothes when held up to time honored understandings of literacy and the […]

In the Company of My Catholic Brothers

“I am a rock. I am an island.” These words from an old Simon and Garfunkel song sum up how I viewed the need for close friendships for most of my life. The stubbornness and pride that had led me to walk away from the Baptist Church as a teenager had manifested themselves as a formidable wall around my heart […]

The Bible Lady and Angels in Scripture

Do you know the Bible Lady and her wonderful work with Catholic Scripture Study International?  Gail Buckley is a remarkable woman who is deeply passionate about sharing the power of Scripture with the world.  Her energy is amazing and her passion for Christ and the Church are inspiring. She is the Founder and President of Catholic Scripture Study International, the […]

Climax of the Cross

Jesus, Kingdom Builder — Climax of the Cross Editor’s Note — Part 11 of Jesus, Kingdom Builder, a 13-part study of St. Matthew’s Gospel by Dr. Sri. The series will run every two weeks. Photography © by Andy Coan Roman crucifixion was a horrendous way to die. It didn’t just bring a criminal to his death, but it did so with […]

The Trial of the King

The Trial of the King — Christ Before Pilate and the Chief Priests Editor’s Note — Part 10 of Jesus, Kingdom Builder, a 13-part study of St. Matthew’s Gospel by Dr. Sri. The series will run every two weeks. Photography © by Andy Coan Jesus’ actions were bound to get Him in trouble sooner or later. In those days, someone couldn’t […]

Jesus, the Temple and the Endtimes

Turning Things Upside Down — Jesus, the Temple and the Endtimes Editor’s Note — Part 9 of Jesus, Kingdom Builder, a 13-part study of St. Matthew’s Gospel by Dr. Sri. The series will run every two weeks. Photography © by Andy Coan Imagine gazing upon a building which makes up about one-fourth of an entire city and occupies an area equivalent […]