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February 3 2015, 3PM

Lots of people use the four Gospels for lots of different things. Ordinarily they are read in the liturgical context of worship, others read them privately for prayer and devotion, still others study them to learn more about the life of Jesus and his disc...

January 22, 1PM

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January 15, 9AM

B. H. Streeter's work, The Four Gospels: A Study of Origins (London: Macmillan, 1930), may be the single most consequential work of 20th century biblical scholarship for establishing what is now widely known as the "Two-Source Hypothesis": th...

January 8, 2PM

One of the questions I sometimes get from students in the Seminary is this: Are the titles of the books of the New Testament also canonical? Or only the contents?       Along these lines, I've recently reading Bruce Metzger's classic, The Canon of the...

January 6, 9AM

One of the most puzzling questions in the Gospel accounts of Jesus' Nativity is the question of the identity of the Magi. Who exactly are they? From what country do they come? The actual information given to us by Matthew is pretty slim: Now when Jesus w...

January 1, 12 PM

Happy Feast of Mary Theotokos! During the Christmas break--and yes, it is still Christmas! (which means I'm still building Legos with my kids)--I've been reading through the 16th century Jesuit Cornelius A Lapide's commentary on the Gospels. This co...

December 3 2014, 1PM

  Well, the season of Advent is here once again! Of all the liturgical seasons of the year, for me, Advent is certainly the most stressful, and it may be the most confusing.  We often seem to have a good grasp of Christmas, Lent, and Easter. But what ...

April 17, 1PM

Hey, everybody, check out this Good Friday homily on Zenit News about my new book  on the Passion of Christ: Jesus the Bridegroom: the Greatest Love Story Ever Told.  Let us pray for one another as we prepare to celebrate the great day that "the ...

April 10, 8AM

On this coming Sunday, the Church will bring us to what may be one of my favorite Masses and my favorite sets of Scripture readings in the entire liturgical year: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, popularly known simply as ‘Palm Sunday’. With...

March 11, 9AM

Have you ever wondered? Why do Catholics fast on Good Friday? Moreover, why is it traditional to fast on the Fridays of Lent? There are, of course, various historical and liturgical reasons for the custom of fasting. But there's also a biblical foundat...

March 4, 9AM

Hey everybody, my new book, Jesus the Bridegroom: the Greatest Love Story Ever Told (Image Books) now available for pre-order! (It'll be in stores next week.) So if you liked Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist--or if you're like me and still tr...

March 21, 10AM

On this coming Sunday, the Church will bring us to what may be one of my favorite Masses and my favorite sets of Scripture readings in the entire liturgical year: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, popularly known simply as ‘Palm Sunday’. With...