In examining the early Christian Church as described in Acts, there are certain characteristics that were integral and intrinsic to the Christian community.
– How should I think about and read the Bible?
– Where did the Bible come from?
– ‘The breath of the Holy Spirit’
– Knock at door leads couple to deeper study of Scripture
– Book clubs enriching faith of participants
– Catholic author added to 2013 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration
In the Gospel of John, our Lord says, “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).
The Christian faith teaches that God is a real, concrete person, not some intangible essence or esoteric mist like “god-spray,” Pope Francis said.
It is already one month since the new successor of Peter was elected by the cardinals under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead and govern the Church. Pope Francis in this short period of time has already shown us great faith and humility. His words and his actions are visible signs of his total dependence in God. He recognizes his limitations and places his confidence in God because he knows that God is the one who illuminates and guides the Church.
-The paradox of mystery, not the parroting of history
-Mom follows seminarian son’s footsteps into Church
-Son plans return from Rome for Easter Vigil
-Matthew Kelly: Laying down your life
-Ringing Easter bells, hoping against hope
-Speaker Series: Staying on ‘the way’ toward God
Depending on whether you attend the Easter Vigil or one of the Easter Sunday liturgies this year, the Gospel reading could be different because of the options given by the Church to mark this solemnity. These many testimonies to the resurrection of Jesus Christ within the four Gospels highlight the importance of this event in our Catholic faith.
Jesus teaches us what to believe, how to live
Matthew Kelly: What are Jesus’ greatest teachings?
Sisters ‘live Jesus’ in troubled Minneapolis neighborhood
Gospel living at Taco Bell
Eucharist, other sacraments offer strength
Keeping God at center of one’s life is final talk topic