Biblical Exposition

Fr. Scott Courtney’s Very Fun Homily on the Beatitudes at the Mount of Beatitudes

October 7, 2013

These are the kind of priests that go with us as chaplains on our pilgrimages. Fr. Scott will be with us three times again in the near future. You will enjoy this fun, profound and excellent homily on the Beatitudes preached while overlooking the Sea of Galilee.

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Crap, Castration & Two Creations – Colorful NT Wording

September 10, 2013

We miss a lot when reading the English Bible. We’re at a great disadvantage. The early Christians read the writings of the apostles in the original language – they understood the words and expressions must better than we do. The original language of the Bible is full of rich imagery, stark reality, and colorful terminology. [...]

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Corpus Christi Sunday – Prepare for the Heresy!

May 31, 2013

Article HERE.  In John 6:1-14 it says Jesus fed 5,000 men plus women and children. When Jesus fed the 10,000+ people, he didn’t really do a miracle, right? He just taught everyone to care and share, right? You’ve probably heard that homily, right? The people had all brought picnic baskets which they kept hidden up [...]

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Mary and the Other Body of Christ; Visiting the Upper Room (Pentecost May 19)

May 12, 2013

The room was pretty full. It was warm but a gentle breeze was blowing—that would change. There was fear in the room. The Roman army was a thing to be feared, they had just crucified Jesus and it was a dangerous thing to associates of an executed criminal. They were also anxious about the promise. [...]

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How Long was Jesus on the Cross?

March 29, 2013

Do the Gospels Conflict? How Long was Jesus on the Cross? The question intrigued me sufficiently enough that I spent the best part of a day working on it. There seems to be a contradiction in the Gospels, mentioning different times for the crucifixion. Maybe someone forgot to check their watch! Mark says Jesus was [...]

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How Long Was Jesus in the Tomb?

March 13, 2013

“For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matt. 12:38-40) Skeptics claim to have discovered an error in the New Testament —claiming Jesus was not in the tomb [...]

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Another Interesting Picture of Mary – Get it?

February 13, 2013

Question 1 Understand why this is a picture of Mary? (Hint: Catechism paragraph no. 724.) Question 2 Is Moses kneeling to worship the bush?

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Riddle: What is the New Testament?

January 27, 2013

Before you say “a book” ask yourself what the book says the New Testament is.

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Epiphany? So What?

January 6, 2013

 What is Epiphany anyway? And why should I care? Find out at times below, all Eastern times: -Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 7:00 AM on Relevant Radio -Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 8:30 AM Baton Rouge LA Catholic Radio -Friday, Jan 6 at 9:10 AM with Teresa Tomeo on Ave Maria Radio. -Friday, Jan 6 from 5:00-6:00 [...]

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Did Eastern Church Father St. John Chrysostom’s Accept the Primacy of Peter?

November 27, 2012

Many non-Catholics like to argue that St. John Chrysostom, Doctor of the Church, did not accept the Primacy of Peter. I have written much about this in my book Upon This Rock. I have written on it extensively on my website HERE (scroll down to 3rd section “My Books”) The Navarre Bible Commentary gets this [...]

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Keeping Up With Jesus … but tired!

September 11, 2012

Sunday’s readings were about Jesus walking. I know you think it was about Jesus healing a deaf-mute, but from my perspective it was about walking because I was trying to keep up with him. Yesterday I walked 12 miles from HaOn on the east side of the Sea of Galilee around the southern tip and [...]

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Mary, Queen of Heaven (reposting for the Feast of Mary, Queen of Heaven)

August 21, 2012

A while ago a man called in to say my argument for the Assumption of Mary including references from the Old Testament was wrong. I had quoted 1 Kings 2:19 where Solomon had raised his mother up to a throne to be Queen of the Kingdom. He said that was the ONLY case of a [...]

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What Does this Wood Carving Mean?

August 10, 2012

When I went to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital to visit my dad in Ann Arbor Michigan, I stopped by to pray at the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel. I also went to Mass once. In front of the chapel was this wood carving. I also, like all of you, sat in front of it puzzled. [...]

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How Much Can a Camel Drink?

June 15, 2012

Since we are in Israel and riding camels, I thought I would post some fun and interesting facts. I recently wrote the Bible Study on Genesis for www.CatholicScriptureStudy.com. In chapter 24 Abraham sends his unnamed servant to find a bride for his son Isaac. The servant prays to God and asks, ”Whichever girl at the well [...]

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Two Cool Timelines for Holy Week

April 5, 2012

There are a lot of things that happened in Holy Week. Do you know what was done when?, Where Jesus was each day? What the sequence of events were? These are great tools to accompany you through Holy Week and beyond. Print them out and put them on your refrigerator. Talk about it over dinner [...]

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Obama, Contraception and the Early Church Fathers

February 17, 2012

Despite what some commentators and politicians think, Church teaching on abortion and contraception has remained unchanged. By FATHER MITCH PACWA SJ, 02/16/2012 (copied from National Catholic Register) The recent indignity by which the Obama administration wants to mandate everyone, including all Catholic institutions or their insurers, to pay for contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs, has [...]

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