Category Archives: Scripture

Jesus At Home With Martha And Mary

Henry Ossawa Tanner is one of my favorite painters of religious scenes. His depiction of Jesus visiting his friends may be my #2 favorite painting of his.

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USCCB Acquires Grail Psalter

The news at PrayTell is here. I read that the 341 changes made in Rome will be rolled back. For the Hours, the canticles of the Bible will eventually emerge from this. A good development for the cause of good … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Matthew 11:25-30

Care for people who are sick and dying has been part of Christianity from the time of Jesus. The Jewish tradition extends centuries into the past from there. In its rites for Pastoral Care, the Catholic church offers no less … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Acts 4:8-12

The chief apostolic feast is tonight and tomorrow. Let’s hear the testimony of Saint Peter on the role of Jesus in the healing ministry of the Church: Then Peter, filled with the holy Spirit, answered (the Sanhedrin), “Leaders of the … Continue reading

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Sharing Hysteria

Over the years, many Catholic bloggers have gone gah-gah over preachers who utilized one of the proclamations of Jesus feeding the multitudes to preach on what a miracle the sharing of loaves and fish might have been. Applying some reverse … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Job 7:12-21

The first of Job’s companions, Eliphaz, confronts him (chapters 4-5) and the man responds to him (6:1-7:11). Then Job addresses God directly for the rest of chapter 7. I hope we are past the cliché of the patience of Job. … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Matthew 15:29-31

Popular among many Catholics is the Healing Mass. I’ve experienced a number of these. They are quite moving, a combination of the emotions of the people as well as the spiritual significance of believers gathering to pray for significant physical … Continue reading

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