• The historical mystery of the Last Supper

    The historical mystery of the Last Supper

    • Apr 13, 2017

    One of the biggest puzzles of the Bible is the Last Supper: The Gospels disagree on what night Jesus had his final meal with his closest friends. Whether or not Jesus’ Last Supper occurred on the evening of the Day of Preparation – that is, in the evening after the Passover lambs were slaughtered in the temple – as attested to in the three synoptic Gospels, or the day before (as attested to in the Gospel of John), it seems clear that Jesus emphasized the symbolism of this ancient rite as he gathered his followers around him.

  • Noted biblical scholar Jesuit Father Fitzmyer dies at age 96

    Noted biblical scholar Jesuit Father Fitzmyer dies at age 96

    • Jan 1, 2017

    “A devout Catholic, a faithful priest, a Jesuit fiercely loyal to his identity as such, he was also — for all his crusty exterior — a deeply compassionate Christian, ever ready to help those in need,” said Father John Meier, professor at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Catholic scholars drive a new wave on the New Testament

    • May 7, 2016

    Anyone who has taken a “New Testament 101” class in college will have been stunned and somewhat unsettled to discover that the Bible is, ahem, untrue. Having been taught all the stories about Jesus in Sunday School, first Holy Communion and Confirmation class, religious young people assumed all those tales