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5 good reasons to read the Bible

Do you want to become more familiar with Scripture but don’t know where to begin? You’ve come to the right place! Our new column, Bible in 5, will explore a variety of biblical topics in simple lists of five. The entire column only takes…

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,…

The Christmas Child

BY GINA LOEHR The joy of Christmas is best understood by children. Excused from the stress of planning, blissfully unaware of the expenses of gift-giving and the labor of holiday preparations, little ones are free to simply relish the glory…

Scrolls and Trolls

BY FR. DWIGHT LONGENECKER Do you remember the children’s story about the three goats who had to cross a bridge? There was a troll under the bridge who threatened to devour the goats. Nowadays a “troll” is a nickname for someone who trolls…

Death Penalty Teaching Revisited

BY PAT GOHN Back in August 2018, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced Pope Francis’ approved revision to the Catechism of the Catholic Church with regard to paragraph 2267 on the use of the death penalty. This revision…

The Mystery of the Last Judgment

BY DANIEL MITSUI In theology, a mystery is defined as a truth that exceeds the natural power of knowing. Nothing so profound can be explained fully in either words or pictures. But the Catholic response is not to give up talking about it or…