We are pleased to announce the publication of the February 2018 issue of Teaching the Faith

Each monthly installment of Teaching the Faith makes use of the scriptural readings for a given Sunday in order to provide clergy with assistance in preparing homilies on doctrinal topics, difficult and perhaps controversial subjects of current importance, and themes in Catholic prayer and spirituality. The current issue, which can be downloaded here, draws from the readings for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 4, 2018, and features an article titled "God’s Plan Revealed".

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Current Issue:

God’s Plan Revealed
by Rev. James V. Schall, SJ

Job 7:1-4
1 Corinthians 9:16-19; 22-23
Mark 1:29-39


“We Have Found the Messiah” by Gil Bailie
1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19
1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20
John 1:35-42

Rehearsing for Judgment Day by Rev. David Poecking
Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11
2 Peter 3:8-14
Mark 1:1-8

Semper Paratus by Rev. Brian Mullady, OP
Wisdom 6:12-16
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Matthew 25:1-13

The Light of Christ in the World by Kathryn Lopez
Isaiah 45:1, 4-6
1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b
Matthew 22:15-21

A Petty, Peevish, Deadly Vice by David Mills
Isaiah 55:6-9
Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a
Matthew 20:1-16a

“Make Disciples of All the Nations” by Rev. Joseph Walter Koterski, SJ
Isaiah 56:1, 6-7
Romans 11:13-15, 29-32
Matthew 15:21-28

Lessons in Christian Humility by Rev. Bevil R. Bramwell, OMI
Zechariah 9:9-10
Romans 8:9, 11-13
Matthew 11:25-30

If Denial Is a River in Egypt, Providence Is a City in Rhode Island by Mike Aquilina
Jeremiah 20:10-13
Romans 5:12-15
Matthew 10:26-33

A Christian View of Human Suffering by Grattan Brown
Acts 2:14a, 36-41
1 Peter 2:20b-25
John 10:1-10

Let Jesus’ Resurrection Revolutionize Your Thinking! by Rev. Peter F. Ryan, SJ and Janis Clarke
Acts 10:34a, 37-42
Colossians 3:1-4
1 Corinthians 5:6b-8
John 20:1-9

Jesus and the Woman at the Well by John Crosby
Exodus 17:3-7
Romans 5:1-2, 5-8
John 4:5-42

The Way of Mercy by Christopher Tollefsen
Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18
1 Corinthians 3:16-23
Matthew 5:38-48

Darkness and Division, Light and Communion by Rev. Paul D. Scalia
Isaiah 8:23-9.3
1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17
Matthew 4:12-23

Making Straight Our Paths by Elizabeth Scalia
Isaiah 11:1-10
Romans 15:4-9
Matthew 3:1-12

Christ the King of Love by Rev. Brian Mullady, OP
2 Samuel 5:1-3
Colossians 1:12-20
Luke 23:35-43

On Sober Hope and Political Action by Rev. Michael McCarthy, S.J.
Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Luke 18:9-14

“Let Justice Roll down like Waters” by Matthew Ramage
Amos 8:4-7
1 Timothy 2:1-8
Luke 16:1-13

On the Divisiveness of Christianity by Rev. James V. Schall, SJ
Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10
Hebrews 12:1-4
Luke 12:49-53

Petitionary Prayer and the Difference It Makes by Rev. Peter F. Ryan, SJ and Janis Clarke
Genesis 18:20-32
Colossians 2:12-14
Luke 11:1-13

Justification by Faith Alone: Not the Church’s Good News by David Mills
2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13
Galatians 2:16, 19-21
Luke 7:36-8:3

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Power from on High by Rev. Peter R. Pilsner
Acts 2:1-11
1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13
John 20:19-23

“Now I Have Nothing and Am Joyful” by Kathryn Lopez
Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41
Revelation 5:11-14
John 21:1-19

“Go and Sin No More” by Rev. Bevil R. Bramwell, OMI
Isaiah 43:16-21
Philippians 3:8-14
John 8:1-11

The Two Cities: Divided Loyalties and Disturbed Comfort by Rev. Joseph Walter Koterski, SJ
Genesis 15:5-12
Philippians 3:17-18
Luke 9:28-36

A Mysterious Intertwining of Nature and Grace by D. C. Schindler
Isaiah 62:1-5
1 Corinthians 12:4-11
John 2:1-11

Freedom and God’s Plan of Salvation by Rev. Peter F. Ryan, SJ and Janis Clarke
Micah 5:1-4
Hebrews 10:5-10
Luke 1:39-45

What Does Christ the King Mean for Us? by Rev. C. John McCloskey, III
Daniel 7:13-14
Revelation 1:5-8
John 18:33-37

Personal Vocation and Integrating the Faith by Russell Shaw
Jeremiah 31:7-9
Hebrews 5:1-6
Mark 10:46-52

God’s Values versus the World’s Values by Elizabeth Scalia
Isaiah 50:5-9
James 2:14-18
Mark 8:27-35

The Law from the Inside Out by Rev. Paul D. Scalia
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8
James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Our Unity through Christ by Rev. Bevil R. Bramwell, OMI
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Ephesians 2:13-18
Mark 6:30-34

The Feast of Corpus Christi by Rev. James V. Schall, SJ
Exodus 24:3-8
Hebrews 9:11-15
Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

If We Have Love, Why Do We Need Law? by Edward N. Peters
Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
1 John 4:7-10
John 15:9-17

Outside the Church There is No Salvation by Rev. Joseph Walter Koterski, SJ
Acts 4:8-12
1 John 3:1-2
John 10:11-18
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Faith, Works, and God’s Mercy by Rev. Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M.Cap.
1 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23
Ephesians 2:4-10
John 3:14-21

Are there still Prophets? by David Mills
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
1 Corinthians 7:32-35
Mark 1:21-28
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