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  • The Good Samaritan

    Better understand Jesus’ parable with this background information.

  • Tongue Tied

    There are different opinions on the gift of speaking in tongues. Let’s take a look at what the Bible says and the early Church taught!

  • A Slap in the Face

    “Turn the other cheek.” “Go the extra mile.” They DO NOT mean what you think they do.

  • What’s in your Bible?

    How many books does your Bible have? If you answered anything less than 73, you’re missing out!

  • Is God a Dentist?

    The answer to this question will help you find the right Bible translation.

  • The Lazy Priest

    Throughout my childhood, I never attended a Mass that was assisted by a deacon. I grew up assuming that it was the role of the priest to read the Gospel. A closer…

  • Was Jesus Tied to the Cross?

    Some scholars suggest artists got it wrong—Jesus was tied rather than nailed. Explore the evidence!

  • Oh, Corinthians

    Licentiousness, elitism and frivolity. How did this ancient Greek city get such a bad rep.?

  • What Horse?

    Why do paintings of St. Paul’s conversion show a horse when it’s not in the Bible? The answer may be Medieval.

  • No Praying for Heat

    I’m a news junkie. My phone is set to receive CNN’s news alerts, I read three online newspapers and I watch the NBC and BBC Nightly News. At night, I’ll catch the…

  • Painting Conversion

    One of my favorite paintings is “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” painted by Caravaggio circa 1601. I first came to learn about this painting while a student at Rhode Island School of…

  • Sing An Old Song Unto the Lord

    This Sunday we will be singing one of the most famous lines of the Bible as part of the Responsorial Psalm: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.…

  • Water, Water Everywhere

    This Sunday you’ll be getting a double dose of H2O! In the first reading from Exodus, the Hebrews thirst from wandering the desert and they complain to Moses, their leader. Moses appeals…

  • The Nunc dimittis and Mary’s Seven Sorrows

    In today’s Gospel, we hear one of the most beautiful canticles in all of Scripture, the Nunc dimittis. Simeon, a righteous and devout man, had been promised that he would not die…

  • Jewish Scripture Reading

    The Introductory Rites have prepared the assembly to be nourished by the Word of the Lord. Through various Scripture readings, God speaks directly to his people, and the faithful are brought to…