Exodus 12 lays out the requirements of the Passover meal in great depth. It’s divided into two parts: (1) you sacrifice the lamb, and (2) you eat it. So, for example, Exodus 12:5-6 says that: The lamb must be a year-old male and without blemish. You may take it from either the sheep or the […]
After complaining of the insufficiency of the Jewish sacrifice in Malachi 1, God provides a fascinating foretaste of the New Covenant in Malachi 1:11: “My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because […]
Sunday is the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. The Gospel for this Sunday is Luke 2:41-52: Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they […]
I hope everyone’s having a wonderful Christmas, getting plenty of family time in, and all that. If you find yourself on the computer today, I’ve got a few suggestions: Pope Benedict’s Christmas Homily These homilies are always good. Here’s the full thing, and here’s a taste: The first thing we are told about the shepherds […]
Gentleman Farmer at Glib & Superficial posted a terribly funny post on Santa by denomination: Catholic Santa brings toys to all the little girls and boys who wrote letters to Mrs. Claus, because her appeals to Santa are particularly efficacious. You never know to whom Anglican Santa will bring toys, because he suffers from multiple […]
We can expect that today, along strict party lines (with Lieberman and Sanders voting as they caucus) the Democratic Party will pass a pretty shameful health bill. It’s shameful for a number of reasons, but here are a few. They’re more or less in their order of importance: First, it pays for abortions. Turns out […]
A relatively short video (subtitled) on a couple of Eucharistic videos, with descriptions of the expert testimony. It’s just stunning. h/t Fr. Gregory at Subimonk.
I mentioned earlier that I’ve been a bit under-impressed with Keith Mathison’s The Shape of Sola Scriptura, and that he doesn’t seem to have a good grip on the topic he’s written a book on. The book attempts to take the creedal Protestant sola Scriptura view, and show its alleged superiority to both the Evangelical […]
Wonderful news! Pope John Paul II is now Venerable Pope John Paul II, and Pope Pius XII is now Venerable Pope Pius XII. Thanks be to God! And my finals are now over. Thanks be to God! And my girlfriend is now officially Catholic. Thanks be to God!
The Irish, if you’re not aware, are going through a sex abuse scandal similar to what we faced in the US, only compounded by the fact that these abuses often occurred at boarding schools with plenty of other problems (including physical abuse). All of this was sort of dumped on a relatively unsuspecting Irish public […]