Christian Philosophy

Bringing Some Balance to Israel Folau's Reading about Homosexuals

There’s a lot of heat being generated in Downunder Australasia with a Bible verse being bandied around by everyone from sports heroes to journalists …

Christianity

ST. MARK, THE EVANGELIST

St. Mark, the Evangelist, is the author of the second Gospel and the patron saint of notaries. He wrote the Gospel in Greek for the Gentile converts …

Christianity

Pope reflects on Baptism at General Audience: English summary

Pope Francis greets pilgrims gathered for the General Audience (Vatican Media)<p>POPE<p>Pope Francis continues his catechesis on Baptism at the Wednesday …

Christianity

The Psalms: Honey for the Soul - CNA Columns: The Way of Beauty

If there is one biblical book that expresses the hues and tints of human emotion, it is the Psalms, the hymn book of Jews and Christians. Composed …

Theology

B. B. Warfield and the Biblical Doctrine of the Trinity

What does it mean to say that the doctrine of the Trinity is a biblical doctrine?1 Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield’s “Trinity” entry in <i>The</i> …

Theology

Making Our Home in Jesus

<b>Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B – April 29th, 2018</b>In John’s Gospel (15:1-8) for the 5th Sunday of Easter, we have the image of the vine and its …

Theology

The Father's Not Tsk-Tsk'ing

<i>I will bear the indignation of the Lord<br>because I have sinned against him,<br>until he pleads my cause<br>and executes judgment for me.<br>He will bring me out to</i> …

Evangelical Christianity

The Narrative of the New Testament Canon

April 25, 2018 by Peter Leithart<p><i>The following is taken, with minor adaptations, from the introduction to my commentary on the Johannine Epistles.</i><p>The …

Theology

How Can Catholicism’s Truth Be Known if Believers Build Walls Around Themselves?

Reflecting on the role of Christians in today’s American society, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln writes, “We know what it looks like when the Church …

Theology

Beautiful Boasting 2

Jeremiah 9:23 – This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their …

Theology

Time for a New Catholic Apologetics Movement? Four Ideas for Renewal

April 21, 2018 by Pete Vere<p>“Do you think it’s time for a New Catholic Apologetics Movement?” asked Scott Eric Alt via Facebook messenger. The …

Faith

Pope Francis brings a new lens to poverty, peace and the planet

Five years ago, Jorge Bergoglio became Francis, choosing at the moment of his election in March 2013 a name that no pope had taken before. His choice …

Christianity

Be Not Afraid of Holiness

Last week, Pope Francis published an apostolic exhortation on the call to holiness in today’s world. Entitled Gaudete et Exsultate, “Rejoice and Be …

Theology

The New Testament: Jewish or Gentile?

A recent phenomenon in New Testament research is the involvement of Jewish scholars. They perform the vital task of correcting Christian …

Theology

The Film You Have Been Waiting for: PURITAN

<i>This week the blog is being sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books. Joel Beeke authored this post on behalf of Reformation Heritage Books, Puritan</i> …

Theology

Jessica Lal murder case: Sister Sabrina forgives convict Manu Sharma

Almost 19 years after <b>Jessica Lal</b> was on April 29, 1999, shot dead at a private party hosted at a South Delhi pub, her sister Sabrina Lal has said …

India

Commodification of Body Parts and its Apologetics: What is the Position of Human Rights?

Commodification of Body Parts and its Apologetics: What is the Position of Human Rights?<p>Abstract<p>ABSTRACT:<p>The movement for decriminalization of the …

Human Rights

A Canticle for Planet Earth // News // Notre Dame Magazine // University of Notre Dame

If someone had said to me five years ago that a newly elected pope would publish an encyclical dealing with the questions I have been struggling with …

Christianity

The Two Roadblocks on the Road to Holiness

On this Good Shepherd Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, we hear two great images of Christ crucified and resurrected as the basis of our life with …

Theology

Author: Pope Francis Is a ‘Mystic’ Trying to Solve Left-Right Dichotomy in the Church

Massimo Borghesi draws on Pope Francis’ intellectual formation to conclude that he is trying to resolve tensions between polar opposites. YouTubeFor</b> …

Christianity

Of Truth and Idols

Pope Francis celebrated and preached at the Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Holy Thursday morning. He addressed the concelebrating priests on …

Theology

Everyday religion questions: After Christ's ascension

Q: Would you please comment on the roles of Peter and Paul after Christ’s ascension?<p>Answer: I think the obvious one to begin with is Simon Peter who …

Theology

Crazy King Henry: Did Anglicanism begin with lust and divorce?

April 21, 2018 by Gerald McDermott<p>In 1964 the British pop group Herman’s Hermits put King Henry VIII on the minds and lips of teenagers. Their little …

Theology

Primacy of St. Peter Verified by Protestant Scholars

April 21, 2018 by Dave Armstrong<p>[From the 1994 early manuscript (750 page) version of my first book, <i>A Biblical Defense of Catholicism</i>]<p>****<p><b>1. Peter as</b> …

Theology

ST. ANSELM

On April 21, the Catholic Church honors Saint Anselm, the 11th and 12th-century Benedictine monk and archbishop best known for his writings on …

Catholicism

Laywomen among new CDF appointees

Vatican City, Apr 21, 2018 / 07:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday Pope Francis named five new consultors of the Congregation for the Doctrine of …

Theology

Barbara Bush Funeral Liturgy

April 21, 2018 by Jonathan Aigner<p>BURIAL OF THE DEAD, RITE ONE<p>Anthems<p>“Nearer, My God, to Thee”<br>arr. John Gardner<p>“My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”<br>arr. Mack …

Theology

Some things never change: This is how early Christians celebrated Mass

A brief comparison of liturgy from the 2nd century and liturgy today.<p>While there exist many different liturgical rites within the Catholic Church, …

Theology

Case of Jewish boy taken by pope flares over doctored memoir

next<p>prev<p>It's an incident that has stained the Vatican for 160 years: a 6-year-old Jewish boy taken from his family by papal police and brought to Rome to be raised Catholic after church authorities learned his housekeeper had secretly had him baptized.<p>Now the case has reared its head again, with …

World

Stop Apologizing for Apologetics

In an episode of the second season of the Netflix series <i>Stranger Things,</i> the four junior-high heroes of the hit series dress up as characters from</i> …

Apologetics