Truths for Catholics ~ a preview for a new feature that will be expanded over time

  These are the first in what will hopefully be a series of short items for the armchair philosophers and theologians in the crowd. This feature already has its own page which is found under the “RELIGION” heading in the uppermost menu.

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I came across this post by Jeff Pearlman. On his website, he has what he calls The Quaz, which is a Q&A session with various homo sapiens. This one is with John Martignoni who is a Catholic christian and as such should be of interest to this audience. Enjoy! http://www.jeffpearlman.com/john-martignoni/

Reposting the Series ~ The Lamb of God Theme: Second Model

  Abridged from a work by: Rev. Msgr. Donald C. Hamburger Model Two: Noah’s Altar, Ark and Rainbow – Genesis 5:28-7:28 – Prehistory The rainbow is a sign of the eternal covenant God made with mankind: that He would never again destroy the world’s creatures by flood as He did in the days of Noah. A Sketch of Noah’s Life: God looked down from the heavenly heights and saw how evil the people had become. Continue Reading →

Reposting the Series ~The Lamb of God Theme: Intro, Preface and First Model

  Abridged from a work by: Rev. Msgr. Donald C. Hamburger Many years ago (17 years to be exact) I was privileged to help an old retired priest write a small booklet about something he had thought through for many years: the Lamb of God Theme in the Bible. I have searched high and low without having any luck looking for the original disks so that I might turn it into a PDF file for Continue Reading →

How Rediscovering the “Plot” of Sacred Scripture is Essential to Evangelization | Archdiocese of Washington

One of the most significant losses in the modern era has been the loss of the Biblical narrative in the hearts and minds of most people. Scripture is the story of the human family, told by God himself. In story form He tells us how we were made and why, what happened why that things are the way they are today. Why do we have infinite longing in a finite world? Why do we struggle Continue Reading →

What is the Solution to our Stressful and Anxious Lives? Go to the Center. | Archdiocese of Washington

In yesterday’s Gospel for the First Sunday of Advent, the Lord described a kind of self-destructive cycle that assails us and then proposed a solution. In this post there is an attempt to focus in a bit more on the solution proposed by the Lord. But to review the problem, the self destructive cycle recall this text from yesterday’s Gospel: Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties Continue Reading →

The Lamb of God Theme: Seventh Model

Abridged from a work by: Rev. Msgr. Donald C. Hamburger Model Seven: Malachi the Prophet – Malachi 1:11, 4:5 – 400 B.C. An Observation: As I was doing some research on Malachi’s prophecy, I was led back to the sacrifice of Melchisedech; that of bread and wine around 2000 B.C. Note that Melchisedech was the king of Salem (later Jerusalem) and a priest of God who offered bread and wine as an unbloody sacrifice in Continue Reading →

The Lamb of God Theme: Sixth Model

Abridged from a work by: Rev. Msgr. Donald C. Hamburger Model Six: Isaiah, Draftsman for the Master Engineer – Isaiah Ch. 1-66 – Circa 750-675 B.C. Biography: He was born to the aristocracy of the tribe of Judah around the middle of the 8th century before Christ and is called the “Pearl of the Prophets.” His name means; “The Lord is salvation.” Forward: In Isaiah’s writings we read of future events some of which were Continue Reading →

The Lamb of God Theme: Fifth Model

Abridged from a work by: Rev. Msgr. Donald C. Hamburger Model Five: The Scapegoat Sacrifice – Leviticus 16:20-22 – During the 40 Years in the Desert (Exodus) The Book of Leviticus: The name “Leviticus” was bestowed on the third book of the Pentateuch by the ancient Greek translators because a good part of this book consists of sacrificial and other ritual laws prescribed for the priests of the tribe of Levi. Leviticus brings in the Continue Reading →

The Lamb of God Theme: Fourth Model

Abridged from a work by: Rev. Msgr. Donald C. Hamburger Model Four: Moses and the Passover – Exodus 12 – 1200 (?) B.C. What a man Moses has proved to be! Moses, as the author of the Pentateuch, is the first man to hand down to us the revelations which God made to mankind. Hence Moses is the “Father of the Bible” in a sense. Moses gathered the incidents of the Lamb of God theme Continue Reading →

The Lamb of God Theme: Third Model

Abridged from a work by: Rev. Msgr. Donald C. Hamburger Model Three: Abraham and Isaac – Genesis 11:26 & 22:1-19 – Prehistory The psalmist sang of Abraham who probably wandered this world about the middle of the 2nd millennium B.C. “The princes of the peoples are assembled with the people of Abraham’s God. The rulers of the earth belong to God, to God who reigns over all.” (Psalm 47). The Messenger: As we read the Continue Reading →