On writing, keeping God first, and Elizabeth Scalia’s new book: Strange Gods

There’s a simple line from the Book of Wisdom, that comes from Solomon’s prayer for wisdom… “For both we and our words are in his Hand.” (Wisdom 7:16 rsv) One of the things I love about God is that He is a Creator, and very much, a writer. The Bible is his book. He wrote…

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You are the apple of God’s eye. (That’s not from a Hallmark greeting card, that’s in the Bible…)

Today’s Morning Prayer canticle from Deuteronomy captures this phrase: “He encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. (Dt 32:10) Elsewhere in the Old Testament the Psalmist prays: “Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of thy wings.” (Ps 17:8) The bible makes use of that…

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Welcome to the Year of Faith! (Great links to get you started and to bookmark.)

Welcome to the Year of Faith! The Year of Faith is actually slightly longer than a full year: October 11, 2012 through November 23, 2013.  It has a three-fold focus: knowing our Catholic faith, living it out both sacramentally within the church and in the world, and sharing the faith through evangelization and catechesis. This…

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