Adam

Encountering the Word — 1 Corinthians 15:22-26

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For […]

Encountering the Word — 1 Corinthians 15:22-26

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For […]

Encountering the Word — 1 Corinthians 15:22-26

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For […]

Five Questions From Catholics About Evolution

In elementary school, children learn about dinosaurs and fossils, how fossils form, how paleontologists reconstruct skeletons of animals from the past using those fossils. There seems no difficulty whatsoever accepting that all kinds of plants and animals lived on the Earth before people lived. Meanwhile, the Catholic children learn about Creation, Adam and Eve, Original Sin, Noah’s Ark, and the birth, life, death, […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Irenaeus

"Madonna and Child" (detail) by Sassoferrato

“The Word Himself, born of Mary who was still a Virgin, rightly received in birth the recapitulation of Adam, thereby recapitulating Adam Himself.” (Saint Irenaeus; Bishop of Lyons; ca. A. D. 140 – ca. A. D. 202; Against Heresies; Jurgens I § 223) June 28 is the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. If you liked […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Irenaeus

“The Word Himself, born of Mary who was still a Virgin, rightly received in birth the recapitulation of Adam, thereby recapitulating Adam Himself.” (Saint Irenaeus; Bishop of Lyons; Against Heresies; Jurgens I § 223) June 28 is the Memorial of St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr (130 – 202). If you liked this Catholic quote, please share it with your friends […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Irenaeus

“The Word Himself, born of Mary who was still a Virgin, rightly received in birth the recapitulation of Adam, thereby recapitulating Adam Himself.” (Saint Irenaeus; Bishop of Lyons; ca. A. D. 140 – ca. A. D. 202; Against Heresies; Jurgens I § 223) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. […]

On the Importance of Stretching

Creation of Adam (detail) by Michaelangelo

The center of the Sistine Chapel depicts an image that has been over-utilized to the point of becoming a cliché.  Nonetheless, its meaning is still worth revisiting, for it encapsulates the central drama between God and man.  An energetic God-the-Creator thrusts his hand toward a reclining Adam.  His intended beneficiary, however, recoils.  His hand droops.  His body language spells “retreat”.  […]

A Wedding Veil, an Ironing Board and Plenty of Prayers

It is just a few hours before my youngest niece’s wedding. I am in my sister’s house in Oklahoma City, where chaos is spreading like wildfire as last-minute preparations are underway. There are too few shower stalls for the people who need them, and not enough mirrors. The bride and her sister are huddled in the main bathroom experimenting with […]