Sola Scriptura

The Holy Bible and Sacred Tradition Comprise the Word of God

"St. Jerome Writing" (detail) by Caravaggio

“Deacon Mike, why do we believe that it belongs to the Church to interpret the bible? Can’t we just read the bible for ourselves? The guys I do bible study with say that we (Catholics) add things that are not there.” A young man who participates in a “non-denominational” bible study asked me this question. This question comes up from time to […]

Encountering the Word — Acts 8:30-31

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A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and asked, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ And he said, ‘How can I, unless some one guides me?’ And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.” (Acts 8:30-31) Print this entry

Encountering the Word — Acts 8:30-31

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and asked, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ And he said, ‘How can I, unless some one guides me?’ And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.” (Acts 8:30-31) Print this entry

Encountering the Word — Acts 8:30-31

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and asked, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ And he said, ‘How can I, unless some one guides me?’ And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.” (Acts 8:30-31) Print this entry

Is “Tradition” a Four-Letter Word?

Photography © by Andy Coan

Editor’s Note: Reflection on the Mass readings for the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) –  Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8; Psalms 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5; James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23. This series usually appears each Wednesday. One of the great battle cries of the Protestant Reformation was “sola scriptura!”  Many thought that the Catholic Church had cluttered up the […]