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Posted by Dr. Brant Pitre on 03.22.13 |
On this coming Sunday, the Church will bring us to what may be one of my favorite Masses and my favorite sets of Scripture readings in the entire liturgical year: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, popularly known simply as ‘Palm Sunday’.
With the Palm Sunday readings, the Church ushers us into the climax of the liturgical year in the celebration of Holy Week. This is the last Sunday feast before… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Brant Pitre on 04.13.12 |
(This post is part of the Patheos roundtable discussion of Matthew Levering’s latest book from Baylor University Press.)
What happened to Jesus when he died? And what will happen to me when I die?
These two perennial Christian questions are the foci of Matthew’ Levering’s new book, Jesus and the Demise of Death: Resurrection, Afterlife, and the Fate of the Christian (Baylor University Press, 2012).… [Continue Reading]
Reflections on Matthew Levering's The Betrayal of Charity
Posted by Dr. Brant Pitre on 08.09.11 |
What would happen if, through some bending of the space-time continuum, it were possible to bring together at a conference table contemporary literary critics, theologians, and biblical scholars such as Harold Bloom, John Howard Yoder, and Richard Hays, as well as the common and angelic doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas? What would be the result if these interlocutors were to take as their topic of discussion… [Continue Reading]
Today, Catholics everywhere will celebrate Holy Thursday by attending the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. At this Mass, we will read the institution of the Passover (Exod 12, OT reading), sing one of the most famous of the Hallel Psalms (Psalm 118, Responsorial Psalm), and then read the institution of the Eucharist (1 Cor 11, Epistle) and Jesus’ act of washing the disciples’ feet at the Last Supper… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Brant Pitre on 01.20.11 |
With the coming the New Year, a number of blogs gave recommended readings for the upcoming year. I’d like to do the same, and recommend two books to read carefully over the course of the coming year.
1. First, since for those of us following the Catholic lectionary, it is Year A, it’s a great opportunity to reread closely and carefully the Gospel of Matthew. Over a hundred years ago, the French author… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Brant Pitre on 11.10.10 |
According to Zenit News Service, Pope Benedict XVI’s long-anticipated Apostolic Exhortation on the Bible, Verbum Domini will be released today, November 11!
The following link will take you to the Exhortation on the Vatican website:
- Verbum Domini: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church (September 30, 2010)
For those of us in Catholic… [Continue Reading]
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