- May 15, 2017
- 2 min
Stones, Garlands - or What
Imagine the whiplash of feelings Paul and Barnabas might have felt: first, having to flee from Iconium, lest they be stoned to death; then seeing a lifelong we will come to [them], and make our dwelling place with [them].” Fr. J. Patrick Foley, Ph.D....
- Nov 11, 2013
- 3 min
Pharisees, Publicans, and Prayer!
Jesus often spins his stories in such a way that require reflection and thoughtful prayer, especially by those of us who are not students of the first-centur it rigorously. And what is meant here by “the Law” are not simply the Ten Command- ments, but rather the 613 regulations that comprise the complete Law of Moses, or Torah. Few people of that era were literate; and so few would even know that body of laws, much less be able to follow them. This placed the Pharisees in a p