Since as early as the second century, many have likened Mary, the mother of Jesus, to the "New Eve." In this article we consider whether this is a proper comparison, since many of the traditions and dogmas arising around the Virgin Mary owe their existence to this teaching.
This article will examine how postmodernism has influenced American culture and will analyze how the secular discipline of critical thinking grounds the Christian’s worldview in a correct understanding of Scripture.
A look at the patristic and manuscript evidence for the development of Marian dormition traditions, specifically those relaying the doctrine of the Virgin Mary's bodily assumption.
God reveals Himself by many names throughout the scriptures that express a quality of His character that is vital for us to know. One in particular stands out to me lately in reference to the miracle of the five loaves and two fish as told in all four of the Gospels (Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:31-44, Luke 9:10-16, and John 6:5-14) - signifying a lesson that applies to every sphere of our life. El Shaddai the "All Sufficient One" is the name that reminds me of the Lord at this event.
An overview of the political ans social landscape that shaped and determined the events of Jesus Christ's life and death
Bl. Solanus Casey was an American Capuchin priest. His seven-star virtues cause him to shine in the firmament.
Does Irenaeus' "Against Heresies" demonstrate he believed Apostolic Tradition was necessary to properly understand and teach the Scriptures?
Imagine a dog that never ate, drank, or aged, and who would mysteriously appear at critical moments of danger. Was St. John Bosco’s dog Grigio an angel clothed in a furry disguise?
"Star of the Sea" has long been a popular interpretation of the name Mary. How did this understanding develop and what is the spiritual significance?
A discussion of the pros and cons of including the Apocrypha in the Bible. I also explain three stories from these books and why they're relevant for today.
God's glory is heavy, as expressed biologically through the human liver and gold. Discover how the glory of God, the liver and gold are related in this article.
This article explores the Biblical concept of Angels. Who are they? Where do they come from? What role do angels play in both the spiritual and physical world? Finally, and perhaps most importantly, what role do angels play in God’s plan for mankind and the world at large?
Science and religion are two facets of human society that have been treated as mutually exclusive, their existence has been used as a means to explain the non-existence of one facet over the other. The history of the two though rooted in division has gradually progressed to an accepted co-existence.
Every person has a guardian angel. Only the rarest of souls have seen them. Padre Pio saw and spoke regularly with the guardian angels of his spiritual children.
Balaam is an unbeloved character in the bible. Oddly enough, he didn’t start off that way. Is Balaam a villain or does he have a bad rap? Bible accounts and recent artifacts of a non biblical version tells a complex tale of a diviner and prophet who could talk to God.