How can the structure of the sermon help us to understand what Jesus wants to tell his disciples? And what are we to make of the new righteousness to which Jesus is calling his followers?
Scripture scholar, Peter Edmonds SJ chooses three voices from the Passion narrative of St Matthew whose words can guide our prayer.
A Vatican astronomer presents various theories about the Star of Bethlehem - but should we be preoccupied with calculations and planetary conjunctions?
What do Matthew (whose gospel is read at the Vigil Mass) and Luke (who announces the birth of Christ at Midnight and Dawn Mass) tell us about God in the Nativity stories with which we are so familiar?
How can our understanding of Matthew's account of Jesus's last words to his disciples - through which Jesus speaks to the Church today - lead us to a renewed appreciation of the rest of the gospel?
Friday 18 August: There are 2 passages in Matthew’s Gospel in which Jesus appears to tell his followers that divorce is allowed in certain circumstances.
What can we learn about God from the parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard? The behaviour of the employer might make us think about our idea of justice, suggests Jack Mahoney.
Jack Mahoney SJ explores the significance of this famous discourse and its place in the moral teaching of Jesus.
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