25 July: The mystagogical question that Jesus asks the sons of Zebedee is important: 'Can you drink the chalice that I am going to drink?”
Familiar as the words of the Sermon of the Mount may be, the standards that it sets for Christian living continue to pose a radical challenge to followers of Christ.
Fr Jack Mahoney SJ describes how the structure of the sermon can help us to understand what Jesus wanted to tell his disciples.
Scripture scholar, Peter Edmonds SJ chooses three voices from the Passion narrative of St Matthew whose words can guide our prayer.
A Vatican astronomer presents various theories about the Star of Bethlehem - but should we be preoccupied with calculations and planetary conjunctions?
What do Matthew (Vigil Mass [1:1-25]) and Luke (who announces the birth of Christ at Midnight [2:1-14] and Dawn [2:15-20] Mass) tell us about God in the Nativity stories with which we're so familiar?
On 15 November, we hear a parable from Matthew's final discourse designed to encourage faith and perseverance in the life of the Church that would last from the resurrection to the second coming.
Friday 14 August: Jesus is asked by the Pharisees whether it is lawful for a man to divorce his wife.
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