St. Hilary and Scripture

Today is the feast of St. Hilary, who, raised a pagan, found God in his encounter with Scriptures and would go on to become bishop of Poitiers in France and a great fighter of the Arian heresy. St. Hilary is a great example for us of how Scripture should guide our lives.

Are you taking time to read and pray with the Scriptures every day? If not, include this activity with your resolutions for 2011…it’s not too late! You’ll be surprised what God has in store for you when you take time to read the story of Christ’s life–to see how you fit into it!

CCH Recommends…

CCH highly recommends Dr. Edward Sri’s new book, A Biblical Walk through the Mass, from Ascension Press. BIBLICAL-BOOK_300

“As Catholics, the Mass is the center of our Faith. We celebrate it every day. We know all the responses. We know all the gestures. But do we know what it all means?…” Read more and get your copy here.

 

 

Praying the Psalms

Looking for a powerful prayer experience with the Psalms? Check out this great Mp3 talk by Dr. Tim Gray, “Praying the Psalms.” Discover what it is like to be in relationship with God through the poetic psalms.

“The LORD is gracious and merciful,sillouette
slow to anger and of great kindness.
The LORD is good to all
and compassionate toward all his works.”

-Psalm 145: 8-9

CCH Featured Apologetics Question: Bible Alone?

My Protestant friends say that their church goes by the Bible alone, but that the Catholic Church has added a lot of man-made traditions to the Word of God–is that true?

Find out the answer in audio and text format here! scripture

To find answers to more of your apologetics questions, visit CatholicsComeHome.org. You can find John Martignoni’s (from the Bible Christian Society) new YouTube channel dedicated to Catholic apologetics here.

CCH Recommends…

Walking With GodGet a copy of the new book, Walking With God, by Dr. Tim Gray and Jeff Cavins. This fantastic book takes you on a journey through the narrative books of the Bible, unlocking the mysteries and riches of Sacred Scripture, which are applicable and needed in our world and personal lives today.

Want to learn more about Sacred Scripture? Get a copy of Dr. Ted Sri’s The Bible CBible Compassompass, an excellent companion to help you navigate through the Scriptues and gain a better understanding of the tools needed to help you get the most out of your Bible study experience. This book will remind you that with a Catholic approach to studying Scripture, you can grow tremendously in your relationship with Christ and His Catholic Church.

Get more great books at CatholicsComeHome.org!

What is God’s Will for You?

Check out this great article on the Integrated Catholic Life by Dr. Peter Kreeft about discernment. In it, he gives practical principles and clues related to finding God’s will for you.

JeremiahByRembrandt-234x300Dr. Kreeft points out: “All God’s signs should line up, by a kind of trigonometry. There are at least seven such signs: (1) Scripture, (2) church teaching, (3) human reason (which God created), (4) the appropriate situation, or circumstances (which he controls by his providence), (5) conscience, our innate sense of right and wrong, (6) our individual personal bent or desire or instincts, and (7) prayer. Test your choice by holding it up before God’s face. If one of these seven voices says no, don’t do it. If none say no, do it.”

You can also listen to the Catholic Answers LIVE audio: Discernment: Is it God or Just Me? by Father Thomas Dubay. In the program, he helps us to discern whether or not God is guiding us at times, or if it is just us…

The Catholics Come Home team is praying for God’s will to be done in your life today and always!

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Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” Matthew 24:44

What does the Church teach about the end times and the four last things?

endtimesFind answers on the End Times and Last Things page of our CatholicsComeHome.org website. Check out our apologetics links, Scripture passages, Catechism references, quotes from the Church Fathers, suggested books, articles and more…

CCH Recommends…

Grab today’s CCH-recommended book from our Catholics Come Home Amazon store!

Back to VirtueBack to Virtue: Traditional Moral Wisdom for Modern Moral Confusion, Dr. Peter Kreeft

“Kreeft issues a clear call to all Christians to get back to their active pursuit of real virtue in their daily lives. This in-depth analysis of the meaning of the virtues and their connection with the Beatitudes also summarizes a scriptural and theological wisdom on leading a holy life. Includes the accumulated wisdom of St. Paul, C.S. Lewis, and many others.”

Catholics Come Home recommends…

Looking to learn more about God’s Word this year? Catholics Come Home recommends these great Bible-learning resources to help you fall in love with Scripture this New Year.

The Great Adventure—This Bible study program offers materials and resources that make learning salvation history through Scripture exciting and transformative. Hundreds of thousands have grown in their Catholic Faith and understanding of God’s Word using this incredible system.

The Bible Compass, Dr. Edward Sri—This resource provides an excellent overview to reading Scripture and is the perfect “need-to-know” guide to have read in preparation for or during your Bible reading journey. We love this book here at Catholics Come Home!

Praying Scripture For A Change: An Introduction To Lectio Divina, Dr. Tim Gray—This book will help you to learn the power of praying Scripture through the process of Lectio Divina. Once you read this book, reading Scriptures will never be the same!

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