Tags » Jesus Of Nazareth

Emmanuel Carrère: The Kingdom

Searching for an illustration for this post, I was surprised and pleased to discover that this book, which I read in French, has just been published in the UK. 616 more words


A Heart Transplant

In early June, 1999, Father Donald Senior, a renowned Scripture scholar, spoke to some 600 of us Chicago Priests on the subject: Jesus of Nazareth.  A story he told us has remained with me through the last 18 years.  382 more words


Jesus's Self-Portrait

Did you know that there exists, in this world, a self-portrait of Jesus?  Yes, it is true. Pope St. John Paul II has written about this self-portrait in… 475 more words

A fantastic new book

In our time the doctrine of the atonement/ Jesus crucified has come under attention once again. The way it is usually explained within Western Christianity, it sounds like the all too familiar abusive father who takes his rage out on innocent bystanders, often his own child, and then dresses it up by wrapping his ugly behavior up with the word love. 288 more words

Theology, Scripture, Theologians

Why "Jesus of Nazareth" is Wrong

There are various churches and theologians today who want to rebuild the Christian Church by starting with the historical person of Jesus of Nazareth (i.e. Elizabeth Johnson at Fordham University). 359 more words

Catholic Theology

My Father Is The King

In 1220 A.D. a young prince lived in the Royal court of his father, the reigning Catholic King of France, Louis VIII.  As in all royal courts of that time, corruption and evil made the days of the youngster filled with dangers to his morals.  392 more words


Lourdes, France – May 2005

Notes and reflections from my journal 12 years ago.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005. . . Our American Airlines jet plane, a Boeing 767, lands smoothly at Charles D’Gualle Airport in France after an eight hour flight from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.  390 more words