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Repost: Why Isn’t Jesus Named Emmanuel?

The following is reposted from December of last year. We present it here for your consideration:In Matthew’s Gospel, an angel appears to Joseph in a dream and tells him, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 18, 2016

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18, 2016, Year A

Joseph and Mary arrive at the inn. 14th century illuminationFr. Thomas J. Lane S.T.D.Associate Professor of Sacred ScriptureMt. St. Mary's SeminaryEmmitsburg, MD(Click here for today’s readings)We are all busy preparing for Christmas. A lot of prep...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 16, 2016

Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent, December 18, 2016, Year A

St. Joseph’s Dream, illuminated manuscript, T’oros Roslin, c. 1260.Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)Nazareth was one of the most insignificant villages in Judah. When Jesus was first assembling Hi...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 11, 2016

Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent, December 11, 2016, Year A (Gaudete Sunday)

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Director, La Salette ShrineEnfield, NH(Click here for today’s readings)We are in Cycle A of the Sunday readings, in which the majority of the Gospel readings are from Matthew. In a few weeks we will be reading his account o...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 9, 2016

Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent [A]

Third Sunday of Advent (A), December 15, 2013By Msgr. Bernard BourgeoisIsaiah 35:1-6a, 10; Psalm 146; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11"Be patient, brothers and sisters,until the coming of the Lord." (Jas 5:7)Advent coincides with one of the busiest time...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 5, 2016

Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, December 11, 2016, Year A (Gaudete Sunday)

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)“Are you the one who is to come, or do we look for another?”As you live out life as a Christian, trying to make the life of Jesus a reality in your own life, many...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 4, 2016

The Jesse Tree

Jesse Trees are a very old Christmas tradition dating from medieval times. They are used to tell the story of the Bible from creation to the Birth of Christ. Depictions of the Tree of Jesse are based upon the prophecy of Isaiah 11:1-2:But a shoot sha...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 4, 2016

Strange text written on an Egyptian papyrus. It contains a magical invocation used by ancient Christians

A Greek papyrus dating back some 1,500 years from an ancient Egyptian city refers to Jesus' Last Supper and manna from heaven.A small Egyptian papyrus discovered John Rylands library Research Institute of the University of Manchester, it contains one...
by Potent Scientia Est on Nov 22, 2016

Book Review: Ian Boxall, Discovering Matthew

Boxall, Ian. Discovering Matthew: Content, Interpretation, Reception. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2015. 216 pp. Pb; $22.   Link to Eerdmans Ian Boxall’s Discovering Matthew is the first of two contributions to the new Discovering Biblical Text...
by Reading Acts on Mar 24, 2016

Greatest Commandment

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment?” (see Matthew 22:34-40)Jesus’ answer essentially involves one main thing – being in relationshipwith God (and others).  As one writer said – “To be in a close relationship with God me...
by The Potter and the Clay on Dec 2, 2014

The Greatest

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment?” (see Matthew 22:34-40)Jesus’ answer essentially involves one main thing – being in relationshipwith God (and others).  As one writer said – “To be in a close relationship with God me...
by The Potter and the Clay on Nov 17, 2014

Tomorrow and Today

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”―Matthew 6:34This scripture is without a doubt one of the most quoted passages in the New Testament. In it we are being c...
by The Potter and the Clay on Nov 17, 2014

Jesus and Money

It is interesting to note that nowhere in the gospels is Jesus represented as having used money.  Nowhere do the gospels show Jesus using money, yet almost 40% of Jesus’ teaching involves metaphors or dialogue regarding money.In Matthews gospe...
by The Potter and the Clay on Oct 19, 2014

Yes and No

“Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes’ and your ‘no’, ‘no’; anything beyond this comes from the adversary”   (Matthew 5:37)Yes, I want the job… Yes, I will marry you… Yes, I will join the church… Yes is such...
by The Potter and the Clay on Oct 3, 2014

The Beatitudes

Matthew 5:1-12Blessed are the poor in spirit,            for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are those who mourn,           ...
by The Potter and the Clay on Sep 30, 2014

Salt of the Earth

Matthew 5:13-16“You are the salt of the earth . . . You are the light of the world.” "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure....We were born to make manifest the glory of God that i...
by The Potter and the Clay on Sep 30, 2014

Child of the King

Matthew 5:38-48A rabbi was asked by one of his students, “What is the worst kind of person anyone could be?”  “The worst kind of person anyone could be,” the rabbi wisely answered, “is the kind of person who forgets they are the child...
by The Potter and the Clay on Sep 30, 2014

Transfiguration

Matthew 17:1-9               We are in the process of being transfigured-- that is -- being changed by the Spirit of God.  There is much about our transfiguration that is a mystery.  Why God does not...
by The Potter and the Clay on Sep 30, 2014

God Today

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”―Matthew 6:34This scripture is without a doubt one of the most quoted passages in the New Testament. In it we are being c...
by The Potter and the Clay on Sep 30, 2014

What is the Problem with Q?

In order to account for this common material, scholars have conjectured a document they call Q (from the German word Quelle, source). This hypothetical document is used to explain the many sayings of Jesus that appear in Matthew and Luke, but not in...
by Reading Acts on Sep 10, 2014


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