Posts Tagged ‘The Bible’

The Book

Monday, September 6th, 2021
The Bible

The Bible is a Catholic book, so why don’t Catholics read it? That question is still with me, although I understand why the Church has discouraged personal interpretation of Scripture. Some misinterpretations of the Bible have caused strife and division in Christianity. At times, spiritual signposts have been pulled out of the ground of history Read more

Cancel Culture: Burn it down

Monday, March 1st, 2021
cancel culture

Fans of Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, have been reeling this month at further allegations about his misogyny and abusive behavior on the sets of some of his beloved television programs and films. I should know; I’m one of those fans. “Buffy” is still my favorite show after all these years. Just to show Read more

Peace and comfort: 50 verses from the Bible

Monday, June 8th, 2020
Peace Comfort

Psalm 27:12 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will Read more

Reading the Bible

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Recently I read this statement from a progressive rabbi: “It is a sin to read the Torah as historical fact.” He then went on to describe the importance of reading scripture as parable,  allowing the Holy One to speak to us through it. Ah, I thought. He’s talking about the Catholic tradition of lectio divina. Read more

Scripture well respected in America

Friday, April 20th, 2012

A recent poll reports that 82% of American hold the Bible to be sacred literature, followed by the Qur’an at 10%, the Torah at 6% and the Book of Mormon at 6%. More than two-thirds (68%) of all adults surveyed and 75% of respondents age 66 and up agree that the Bible contains everything a Read more

Bible takes over from Bieber on Facebook

Friday, April 15th, 2011

The Bible, this week, has taken over Facebook’s top spot from Internet pop sensation, Justin Bieber. In doing so, the best-selling book in history, also surpasses the likes of the Manchester United, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid football clubs, Lady Gaga and the President of the United States, Barack Obama. With Easter and the Passover Read more