Tag: Sacred Scripture

Why a new missal?

Why a new missal?

| Father John Paul Erickson | May 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Second Vatican Council was one of the singular gifts of God’s grace in the 20th century. In a century of unprecedented bloodshed, genocide, war and ethical upheavals, the Catholic Church boldly proclaimed in the texts of the council truths ever ancient, ever new: the singularity of Jesus Christ and his church; the universal call to holiness; the profound importance of Sacred Scripture in Christian discipleship; and the truth that the liturgy is the source and summit of the Christian life.

Continue Reading

Praying with Scripture

Praying with Scripture

| Father Michael Van Sloun For The Catholic Spirit | March 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

One of the best forms of prayer is to pray with Scripture. Jesus did!

From his youth it was his custom to go to the synagogue in Nazareth on the Sabbath where he would unroll a scroll and read Scripture (Luke 4:16,17). After his baptism in the Jordan, Jesus went out into the desert where he spent 40 days and 40 nights in prayer (Matthew 4:1-11).

Continue Reading