Faith and Science: The First Creation Narrative in Genesis

Posted by Chris Baglow on Mar 23, 2020 8:57:58 AM

Editorial Note: This post is part of our #FaithAndScience series exploring the relationship between science and religion, and is adapted from the author's textbook Faith, Science, & Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge, 2nd edition (Midwest Theological Forum, 2019)

The Catholic Church offers an approach to the authority and truth of the Bible that does not lead to conflict between faith and science but that helps us understand the deepest meaning of the world God created. It is necessarily a “both-and” approach, one that respects the fact that Scripture contains both divine and human aspects. Let's summarize this approach briefly:

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Topics: creation, faith and reason, science and religion, Scripture

Journey with The Saint John's Bible

Posted by Carolyn Pirtle on Feb 19, 2020 7:06:00 AM

This Ash Wednesday, the McGrath Institute for Church Life will launch a free online course entitled “Journey with The Saint John’s Bible.” Each of six units will be released throughout the weeks of Lent, providing participants with a journey through Scripture, art, and practices of prayer both ancient and new. 

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Topics: Lent, Scripture, lectio divina, online education, The Saint John's Bible, visio divina

A Saint in Progress: Seeing Leonardo Da Vinci's St. Jerome

Posted by Carolyn Pirtle on Sep 30, 2019 3:52:12 PM

Today, September 30, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Jerome (ca. 345/7–420), one of the four great Latin doctors of the Church, along with Sts. Ambrose, Augustine, and Gregory the Great. He is primarily known for translating the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures (both Old and New Testaments) into Latin. His translation, known as the Vulgate, was adopted as the official Latin translation of the Bible.

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Topics: art, Scripture, Scriptures, St. Jerome, Leonardo Da Vinci, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Easter and the life-giving vocation of us all

Posted by Kate Van de Loo on Apr 21, 2019 7:05:00 AM

 

In the sacrament of baptism, which we recall at Easter, each of us received both a new identity as a child of God and a vocation to live a life transformed by our encounter with the Lord. We received these gifts not only for our own benefit, but also for the benefit of others.

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Topics: Easter, conversion, Cross, saints, Scripture, vocation, holidays

What Christ the Bridegroom teaches us about marriage

Posted by Kiera Stubbs on Apr 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM

For first century Jews, it must have been strange when Christ, a wife-less celibate, identified himself as a bridegroom. Dr. Brant Pitre, professor of Scripture at the Augustine Institute, takes up this topic in his talk Christ as Bridegroom, outlining the various ways in which Christ demonstrates and models spousal love to the Church, as evident in Scripture.

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Topics: Holy Thursday, Jesus Christ, marriage, Sacrament of Matrimony, sacraments, Scripture, salvation history

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