Category Archives: Scripture

And It Was Night

On this Spy Wednesday, today’s readings are capped by Matthew’s account of the betrayal of Judas. But consider the boiled down alternative in John 13:27, 30: Jesus said to Judas, “Do quickly what you are going to do.” … Judas … Continue reading

Posted in Holy Week, Scripture | 1 Comment

On Psalm 71

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this psalm in my years of blogging. It appears in today’s Roman Lectionary. It might be something of a prelude to Good Friday, as it borrows the first three verses of Psalm 31 for its … Continue reading

Posted in Holy Week, Scripture | 1 Comment

Alt-Facts at the Passion Trial

Last night at Mass, I noticed this in the reading: The chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, but they found none, though many false witnesses came … Continue reading

Posted in Holy Week, Politics, Scripture | Leave a comment

A Film About Friendship

My wife and I surfed around the great and mighty Amazon the other night and found an enjoyable film that we thought was surprisingly good. At least compared to the dregs that appear on the listings I see there. The wiki-listing is here. … Continue reading

Posted in film, Scripture | Tagged | Leave a comment

Reconciliation Lectionary: Matthew 22:34-40

A similar passage may be found in Mark, at 12:28-34. We covered that one on this post. The Lucan parallel is in verses 25-28 of that Gospel’s tenth chapter. That brief passage is not given as an option in the … Continue reading

Posted in Rite of Penance, Scripture | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mary, Model For Resolutions

People make big things of resolutions. Studies suggest that nine in ten go by the wayside. Do saints have a better record? If Mary, mother of Jesus, lived in a culture with resolutions, would she have made any? If so, … Continue reading

Posted in Scripture | Leave a comment

Of the Evangelist and Eagles

Today’s apostle was the patron of one of the parishes I once served. It seems like a tough time for a patronal feast in an ordinary parish; the bustle of Christmas Eve and Day is past and many people in … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomy, Liturgy, Saints, Scripture, spirituality | Leave a comment