It’s “O” Time

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

Those of us who daily celebrate the Liturgy of the Hours could probably tell that it is getting close to Christmas even if we couldn’t get a look at the calendar, because beginning last Wednesday and continuing through Tuesday evening, December 23rd, before reciting the Magnificat (i.e. “my soul magnifies the Lord”) from Luke 1:46-55, we recite a series of …

Catholics, Sacred Scripture, and Tradition

David Oatney Catechism, New Evangelization

We hear much talk, and rightly so, of the idea of the need to evangelize, and of the “New Evangelization,” the need to re-evangelize in many cases. In our part of the United States, evangelization can also mean reaching out with the right kind of spirit to many of our evangelical Protestant brothers and sisters. This doesn’t mean that we …

The Council At 50: Vatican II’s Word on the Word of God

Deacon Scott Maentz Vatican II, Year of Faith

Bishop Anthony Taylor reflects upon Dei Verbum as the USCCB continues its blog series on the Second Vatican Council. All documents are not created equal.  Of the 16 produced by the Second Vatican Council, only two got top-tier religious ranking: Dogmatic Constitution. Those two are Lumen Gentium (On the Church) and Dei Verbum (On the Word of God). In Dei Verbum (DV), the Council Fathers responded to common misunderstandings …

New Advent

Deacon Scott Maentz Catechism, Year of Faith

Have you ever wanted to find a site on the internet that is the equivalent of a Catholic clearing house? New Advent may be the place you have been looking for. Kevin Knight began New Advent as a project to create an online version of the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia following Pope John Paul II’s visit to Denver for World Youth …

Logos Bible Software Provides Interactive Reading Plan

Deacon Scott Maentz Catechism, Year of Faith

Logos Bible Software has made great strides recently to include Catholic resources for studying the Bible and Theology. One way they will be contributing to our celebration of the Year of Faith is by providing an interactive way for the faithful to read and converse about the Catechism. By using Logos Bible Software, along with their social media network, Faithlife, Catholics can read and interact …