August 2014

The readings you heard at Mass on Sunday say that God “duped” Jeremiah. Wait . . . what? How could an all-holy God “dupe” or deceive anybody? What’s going on here?   Let’s Start with the Text The readings for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A), contain a passage from Jeremiah, which reads, […]

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I just realized the solution to a minor biblical mystery. There is a famous passage in 1 Corinthians, where Paul is rebuking the Corinthian Christians for forming factions around different Church figures, and he writes: Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I am thankful that […]

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August 28th is the memorial of St. Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church. He’s one of the most influential Church Fathers and theologians in history. Who was he and why is he so famous? Here are 10 things to know and share . . .   1) When and where was he born? St. […]

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 9 to 17 August 2014. Angelus 15 August 2014 – Republic of Korea Homilies 15 August 2014 – Republic of Korea – Holy Mass on the Solemnity of the Assumption at the World Cup Stadium in Daejeon 16 August 2014 – […]

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August 15 is the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. In the United States, it is a holy day of obligation. What is the Assumption of Mary, how did it come to be defined, and what relevance does it have for our lives? Here are 12 things to know and share . . .   […]

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Questioning Q

by Jimmy Akin

in Bible

In a previous post, I looked at the hypothetical document Q, which most contemporary Bible scholars think was used by Matthew and Luke when they composed their Gospels. The reason they think this is that there are 235 verses in Matthew that are paralleled in Luke but not in Mark or John. The proposal is […]

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 3 to 10 August 2014. Angelus 3 August 2014 General Audiences 6 August 2014 Messages 6 August 2014 – Message of the Holy Father to the first Latin American Congress of Pastoral Care of the Family that will take place from […]

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The Weekly Francis – 4 August 2014 This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 20 July to 2 August 2014. Angelus 13 July 2014 Messages 13 July 2014 – Message of Pope Francis to the patients and staff of the Gemelli Hospital in Rome 14 July 2014 – […]

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