Bible Study

Interpreting the Bible – Viva Papa!

April 24, 2009

Read the Bible ‘within the faith of the Church,’ Pope says Bravo Holy Father! This is what I have been reiterating over and over all week in my course too! Pope Benedict XVI met on April 23 with members of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, which had recently concluded a meeting devoted to discussion of [...]

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Two Radio Shows Today

February 8, 2009

I was on two radio shows Monday Relevant Radio’s Searching the Word: How to Start a Parish Bible Study 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern time Catholic Answers Live: Developing Your Spiritual Life 7:00-8:00 PM Eastern Questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live: 1. There are so many devotions and spiritualities available. How do I know which ones [...]

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Deep in Scripture – the Deep Sufferings of St. Paul

November 19, 2008

Steve will join Marcus Grodi (Host of The Journey Home) in the hour long radio discussion of Scripture. It will air today, Wednesday, from 9:00-10:00 PM Eastern time. Our passage will be 2 Corinthians 11:21-29. In this passage Paul tells how much he suffered for the Gospel. To learn more and to join us visit [...]

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Wanna Study the Bible?

October 21, 2008

Recently E-priest presented an article on how parishes can set up a great Catholic Bible Study. I write the studies for I have written Acts and Genesis and I’m now working on 1 and 2 Corinthians. E-priest gives excellent advice on how to start a study in your home, your group, or your parish. [...]

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Are You Prepared to Witness for Christ?

October 17, 2008

One of the talks I will give on the Catholic Answers Cruise now that we are in Rome today is about the Apostolic Fathers and Suffering for the Faith. It is dear to my heart since we just traveled all over following the footprints of St. Paul and the Apostolic Fathers. I will be speaking on [...]

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Catholic Scripture Study in your Area

June 15, 2008

Want to join a great Catholic Bible Study? You can visit to find a group in your area. With over 10,000 members now using this program you are sure to find a study near you. If not, you can start you own with the easy-to-start Bible Study program in your home or parish. One lady said, [...]

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Almost done with Genesis

May 30, 2008

I have been in semi-seclusion for the last month and it has paid off. I have finished 26 out of 28 Lessons on Genesis and I am half dne with the 27th. Genesis is more fascinating than I realized. It is one thing to read it and quite another to dig deep and see how [...]

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Up to my ears . . .

May 21, 2008

. . . with writing the Genesis Bible study for Gail Buckley and I am trying to finish the 300 page manuscript by June 1. I have finished 23 lessons out of the total of 28 so I am making good progress. If I've been a bit quieter than normal — now you know [...]

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Great Commentaries on the Old Testament

May 17, 2008

When I started studying the Bible seriously I realized that utilizing Jewish commentaries could be very helpful. Studying Christian commentaries on the OT was helpful because they understood the whole picture and how Christ should be read "back into" the OT. But the Jewish commentaries, though they do not acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah, do [...]

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Bible Lovers Not Defined by Denomination

April 30, 2008

The Vatican recently sponsored a survey on how Christians view the Bible. There is no longer diversity among various Christian traditions regarding a relationship with Scripture, according to a survey presented in the Vatican. Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, presented today in the Vatican press office the results of a [...]

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Why Are Catholic Bibles Bigger?

January 17, 2008

Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger! If you are wondering why we have seven books in our Bibles that the Protestants removed from their Bibles, then you need this book. If you have been asked the question and don’t know how to answer, then you really need this book. Gary Michuta is a top notch Catholic apologist [...]

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Logos Bible Study Software for Catholics

January 9, 2008

  Why is Logos the best Bible Study software? Test drive it and find out! I have used Logos since 1988 and could not do the study and research I do without it. It is running on my computers 24 hours a day. I recently worked with Logos to create the Logos Bible Software for [...]

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A Short History Lesson – Beware!

January 8, 2008

Not original with me, but borrowed from a trusted friend. If you don't know the answer make your best guess. Who said it? 1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." A. Karl MarxB. Adolph HitlerC. Joseph StalinD. None of the above 2) "It's time for a new [...]

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So, Why is Abraham the Father of our Faith?

January 2, 2008

Well for starters, let's see how he DID or DIDN'T respond to God when called to leave his homeland and go to a place that God would show him. Let's put ourselves in his sandals and see what WE would have done. (This is a section from the Catholic Scripture Studies guide I am writing on Genesis.) "Now the [...]

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Tough Being Moses’ Friend

December 26, 2007

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Bible Resources available on Vatican Website

December 12, 2007

Clergy Congregation Takes Bible Online ROME, DEC. 10, 2007 ( A Web site launched by the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy allows researchers to access Bible verses with exegesis from doctors of the Church or cross reference liturgical texts with commentaries from Church Fathers. The site at offers six categories in nine languages. It [...]

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