We are pleased to announce the publication of the May 2017 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 Fourth Sunday of Easter - May 7, 2017, and features an article titled "A Christian View of Human Suffering".

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Current Issue:

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
The Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross – September 14, 2014
Authentic Freedom Comes from Accepting the Cross by Matthew Ramage
Numbers 21:4b-9
Philippians 2:6-11
John 3:13-17

Immersed in God by Anthony Esolen
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7
Isaiah 55:1-11
Acts 10:34-38
Mark 1:7-11

Rejoicing in the Lord by Rev. Brian Mullady, OP
Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28
Solemnity of Christ the King - November 23, 2014
Christ’s Kingly Power by Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, OFM CAP
Ezekiel 34:11-12
1 Corinthians 15:20-26
Matthew 25:31-45
Pentecost, June 8, 2014
The Holy Spirit in the Church by Kenneth D. Whitehead
Acts 2:1-11
1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13
John 20:19-23
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 12, 2014
Marriage, Family, and the Extraordinary Synod by Rev. Joseph Walter Koterski, SJ
Isaiah 25:6-10a
Philippians 4:12-14
Matthew 22:1-14
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 24, 2014
The Authority to Believe by Rev. Paul Scalia
Isaiah 22:19-23
Romans 11:33-36
Matthew 16:13-20
Fifth Sunday of Lent, April 6, 2014
Why the Resurrection of the Body? by Rev. Peter F. Ryan, SJ and Janis Clarke
Ezekiel 37:12-14
Romans 8:8-11
John 11:1-45
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 13, 2014
True Freedom Comes through the Word by David Mills
Isaiah 55:10-11
Romans 8:18-23
Matthew 13:1-23
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