April 13, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – Good Friday approaches. On this day, Christians recall especially that part of the Creed in which we affirm of Jesus Christ: ‘for our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered, died and was buried.’ These things we affirm to be historical facts. These events of that day, … More The Historicity of the Crucifixion Darkness
March 25, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – Many faithful lay Catholics, I suspect, look at the conclusions that Catholic scripture scholars and theologians have come to in their studies over the last 50 plus years and have come to a conclusion of their own: theology is too important to be left to the theologians. That is … More The USCCB does not know who wrote the Gospel of Matthew? Let’s tell them.