Posts in the "Christianity explained" category

Articles which explain basic elements of Christianity, as well as defend the faith against misconceptions.

 

The eucharist in the mission of marriage and the family

On September 11th and 12th 2009, a Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) two-day Eucharistic Congress took place from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The Eucharistic Congress included talks by Cardinal Justin Rigali, Episcopal Liaison for the CMSWR and Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Chair of the [...]

Second volume of ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ expected next spring

Pope Benedict XVI’s second volume on the life of Jesus is likely to be completed next spring, a Vatican spokes­man said. The book is expected to cover Christ’s childhood, Passion, death and resurrection. The first volume, “Jesus of Naz­areth,” was published in 2007. Father Federico Lombardi told Cath­o­lic News Service Sept. 13 that next spring [...]

Questions on the practice of Lent !

A friend has asked, what are we supposed to do during Lent? How is one to Fast? What is Ash Wednesday about and What particular things can one do for Lent? On matters of fasting and abstinence Ash Wednesday and Good Friday of the Easter Triduum are days of fasting and abstinence. Fasting consists of [...]

New theology course: Christian Understanding of God

I’ve begun teaching a course this term entitled the Christian Understanding of God (THEO 331). I’ve created a course web page for it, and those interested can find the course outline and related downloads on that site. I’ve also uploaded the first audio lectures from the course: Presentation of the course Course lecture, part 1 [...]

What happens when we die?

Find out by listening to this homily, offered on the feast of All Souls.