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Mark Shea: Names in the Gospels

Last time in this space we looked at the spiritual meaning of names in Scripture.  But there is another aspect to names, particularly in...

Mark Shea: What’s in a Name?

Names are a big deal in Scripture. Hebrew culture and tradition saw names as more than mere labels to slap on people and things...

Mark Shea: Models of the Church: Paul and the Church of...

This completes Mark Shea's series, Models of the Church There is a myth about St Paul: that he was the Lone Ranger apostle.  A visionary...

Mark Shea: Models of the Church: John and the Church of...

This is Part 4 of Mark Shea's series on Models of the Church There’s a little joke about Peter and John running to the tomb. ...

Mark Shea: Models of the Church

Part of my nefarious purpose in doing a series on the Senses of Scripture was to prime the pump for a new discussion on...

Mark Shea: The Four Senses of Scripture: Part 4 The Anagogical...

The last in the series on the Four Senses of Scripture The last of the Four Senses of Scripture highlights the Catholic genius for taking...

Mark Shea: The Four Senses of Scripture: Part 3 The Moral...

Part 3 of a series on the Four Senses of Scripture One of the big things Jesus emphasises is that deeds matter more than words. ...

Mark Shea: The Four Senses of Scripture: The Allegorical Sense

Part 2 of a series on the Four Senses of Scripture Last time in this space, we looked at the first and most obvious sense...

The Four Senses of Scripture: The Literal Sense

Part 1 of a special series on the Four Senses of Scripture Have you ever noticed that you can do something without realising you are...

Q&A with Fr John Flader: The interpretation of Scripture

Dear Father, In a recent column you wrote that the Bible is truthful in everything it says, and I am happy to accept that....
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