The Year of Our Lord: Why Observe the Whole Liturgical Calendar?

Time waits for no man, and it is already June. In the Western liturgical calendar, we have just passed the Feast of Pentecost, leaving only Trinity Sunday ahead of us before we return to ordinary time, and the slow and quiet growth of ordinary Christian life. Of course, that is the Western ecclesial liturgical calendarContinue reading “The Year of Our Lord: Why Observe the Whole Liturgical Calendar?”

Reading Scripture: The Text, the Event, and the Community

Many say that we have to pay first attention to the original audience and the human author to understand the Scriptures. But who are they, anyway? And does that audience relate to the events that they were reading about in Scripture?