• Times of trauma: Old Testament is a go-to guide for coping

    Times of trauma: Old Testament is a go-to guide for coping

    • Jul 19, 2020

    When the difficulties and uncertainties of the coronavirus pandemic were at their height in Italy this past spring, one Vatican cardinal defined the snowballing crisis as a form of “trauma.”

  • DreamWorks’ animated Torah

    DreamWorks’ animated Torah

    • Dec 11, 2015

    Alongside the Advent wreath, in some parishes and households, is a second Advent symbol marking progress toward Christmas, a “Jesse tree.” (We have one and have used it for many years in Advent devotions with our children.) The Advent Jesse tree is a contemporary phenomenon with a number of older

  • Did Jesus talk about homosexuality in the New Testament?

    • Jul 20, 2015

    Q. I have a daughter and son-in-law who are practicing Catholics. They are in favor of gay marriage, and my son-in-law says that there is no place in the New Testament where Jesus condemns homosexual acts. So, he says, while homosexual activity may have been prohibited in the Old Testament,

  • Were there no saints in the Old Testament?

    • May 18, 2015

    Q. Figures from the Old Testament are never referred to as saints. Were there no saints in those days? (Albany, New York) A. Your question is an excellent one, and the answer is a bit complex. It is true that, in the Catholic Church, Old Testament figures have not been

  • How well do you know your Old Testament?

    • Oct 27, 2014

    More from our Catholic Life section: What should you be for Halloween? Dancing priests are an Internet sensation My 15-year-old granddaughter is miserable and uninspired by her confirmation classes. Should I sponsor her? How well do you know your saints?