Month: March 2012

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Did the Greek Old Testament Include the Catholic Deuterocanon?

Fragment of the LXX A reader e-mailed to ask about the use of the Septuagint (or LXX), the Greek version of the Old Testament used by the Jews at the time of Christ, and by the early Christians.  This reader had encountered Protestants claiming that while the early Church used the LXX, this didn’t include the Deuterocanon. […]

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Uniting Pro-Life Protestants and Catholics in Christ

Yesterday’s “Conversation on Unity in Christ’s Mission” between Francis Cardinal George and Evangelical author and former pastor John Armstrong was thoroughly enjoyable.  The two men shared an obvious love for one another and for Jesus Christ.  John spoke of being enriched by Catholic writers from long before the Reformation, who sound little like modern Evangelicals; Cardinal […]

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The Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus to Carry the Cross

For the last fourteen days of Lent, I’m posting one Station of the Cross per day, taken from Pope John Paul II’s 2003 Good Friday meditations, and Pope Benedict’s 2005 Good Friday meditations, both delivered at the Colosseum. FIFTH STATION: SIMON OF CYRENE HELPS JESUS TO CARRY THE CROSS V. Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus […]

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