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Isaiah was no Communist!

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Wading again into the fraught issue of economic inequality and biblical teachings, Pope Francis on Wednesday (Feb. 24) spoke passionately about Isaiah’s warning to the greedy and assured thousands who gathered in St. Peter’s Square that the prophet “wasn’t a communist!” “Richness and power are realities that can be good and useful […]


Isaiah: The Prophet of Christmas

More than any other, Isaiah is the prophet of Christmas. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel. For a child is born to us, and a son is given to us, and the government is upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, God […]


Wash, make yourselves clean

You urge me to lay down for you some rule for contemplating the Beloved and to give you a method for this discovery and vision. What does this mean? Would you have me confine within a rule the bounty of God’s gift? This vision results not from human effort but from grace. It is the […]


Take up your cross and follow Me

It is not only remarkable but astonishing that all during the tortures of the scourging, crowning with thorns, and the carrying of His cross, no word of complaint or resentment fell from Our Lord’s lips, no frown was seen on His sad but holy face. Surely He was “as a sheep being led to the […]


Dead Sea Scrolls Prophesy Confirmed by Hubble Telescope

The Dead Sea Scrolls have long been considered a source of great wonder and revelation for the faithful, and now an author is arguing in his new book that the Hubble telescope validates an ancient passage about the universe found in one of the scrolls. . . . According to author J. Paul Hutchins’s book, […]