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The Mass, St. John chapter 6 and the test of faith

When I first started learning Catholic apologetics, between 15 and 20 years ago, I ran across an article on the web that spoke of the Test of Faith. 51 more words


Tempting God

Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. And do not become idolaters as were some of them.

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Exodus 17:1-7

Yahweh has made it clear that Israel is his special people, and that he has every intention of keeping his promise to Abraham. These descendants have nothing to fear and only reason to hope after they’ve been  miraculously led out of Egypt and into the wilderness, but that’s not the case, is it? 2,317 more words


“Do not test the Lord”

“Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, ‘If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. 293 more words

Jesus Said

The Case of the Triple Whammy

By the Rev. Darren Miner

Today we heard three readings from the Bible that share a common context, and that context is public dispute.

The story from Exodus deals with a dispute between Moses and the people he’s leading through the wilderness. 1,416 more words


Harden not your hearts

Let us then rise at length, since the Scripture arouseth us, saying: “It is now the hour for us to rise from sleep” (Rom. 13:11); and having opened our eyes to the deifying light, let us hear with awestruck ears what the divine voice, crying out daily, doth admonish us, saying: “Today, if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts” (Ps.

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Daily Office

April 6

Deuteronomy 5

1And Moses sent for all Israel, and said to them, Give ear, O Israel, to the laws and the decisions which I give you today, and give attention to them so that you may keep and do them. 2,894 more words