26 May: The mystagogical question that Jesus asks the sons of Zebedee is important: 'Can you drink the chalice that I am going to drink?'
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.
Commentators differ on what Jesus’s work of ‘fulfilment’ of the law (about which he speaks on 9 June) amounted to, mainly on whether he did this in his teaching or in his life.
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?
Matthew is doing some theology when he introduces us to the figure of Joseph, one who dreams, and our task is to listen out for his message.
27 & 28 August: The parables of foolish and wise bridesmaids, of talents used and talents neglected, are designed to encourage faith and perseverance.
13 August: Jesus is asked by the Pharisees whether it is lawful for a man to divorce his wife.
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