One New Testament book is reserved for Easter Day and the following fifty days until Pentecost, and is never otherwise read publicly in Catholic Sunday or weekday liturgies: the Acts of the Apostles.
30 May: The mystagogical question that Jesus asks the sons of Zebedee is important: 'Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptised with the baptism that I am baptised with?' (Mark 10:38)
Biblical scholar Nicholas King SJ uses St Paul's first letter to the Corinthians to demonstrate that even the early Christians struggled to live as a united Church.
How can we take direction from the Bible in our social justice efforts? Dominik Markl looks at how the Old & New Testaments lay foundations on which we can build a perfect community of love.
Are there encounters between Jesus and his disciples that may actually have taken place after the resurrection, even if the context in which they are placed by the evangelists suggests otherwise?
Fr Bill MacCurtain imagines the scene that will be set for us by this Sunday’s reading from Matthew’s Gospel. What would it have been like to be among the crowd who were fed by the five loaves and two fish?
Familiar as the words of the Sermon of the Mount may be, the standards that it sets for Christian living continue to pose a radical challenge to followers of Christ.
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