Bible alone?

Is the Bible alone sufficient for communicating all that we need to be saved? Sola scriptura (“by Scripture alone”) is among the most enduring teachings of the now 500-year-old Protestant Reformation. Since half of Americans identify…

Our Holy Meal

BY FR. DAVID J. ENDRES Food is often linked to religious practice, whether as an offering to the divine, a form of remembrance, or a sign of the sacred. Jewish believers annually celebrate the Passover through a ritual meal called a Seder,…

How do we know Jesus existed?

BY FR. DAVID J. ENDRES How do we know Jesus ever existed? From time to time an article or a book will make its way into the market arguing that Jesus’ existence was a coordinated hoax or a collective hallucination. Since modern society is…

Keeping the Fast

BY FR. DAVID J. ENDRES Editor's note: This column, Outside Perspectives, addresses a religious topic and seeks to find a common element in another faith while emphasizing the Catholic Church's teaching. In June, Muslims complete a month of…

Resting with Abraham

BY FR. DAVID J. ENDRES Editor's note: This column, Outside Perspectives, addresses a religious topic and seeks to find a common element in another faith while emphasizing the Catholic Church's teaching. In the parable of Lazarus and the…