Jun
12
2017

"Canada 150 & Me" - For Now and The Future

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Daily Lives

 "Canada 150 & Me" is igNation's celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. Read what our contributors have to say about being Canadian and what it means to them.  In today's post, the impact of Bernard Lonergan,SJ.

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Dec
10
2016

A Guide to Reading The Bible #44 - The Books of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

" With the Books of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi (a Jewish tradition says that the Prophetic office died out in Israel with the third book), we come to the last of the Minor Prophets and also to the last, post-exilic period of prophecy."

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Dec
3
2016

A Guide to Reading The Bible #43 - The Books of Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

" Zephaniah is best known for introducing the theology of the poor, the 'anawim. He condemns the pride of nations and teaches that salvation is possible only to a remnant – those who are imbued with poverty and lowliness of spirit."

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Nov
26
2016

A Guide to Reading The Bible #42 - The Books of Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

" Christ recalled the Book of Jonah, when He referred to the conversion of the Ninevites as an example of repentance. He compared Himself to Jonah spending three days in the belly of the whale for He would spend three days in the tomb."

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Nov
19
2016

A Guide to Reading The Bible #41 - The Books of Hosea and Joel

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

"The Book of Hosea or Osee begins the final section of the Old Testament known as the Minor Prophets. They are "minor" only in the sense that the books bearing their names are shorter in length than the preceding ones known as the Major Prophets. . . . The Hebrew Bible arranges the Minor Prophets in historical order . . .The Jerusalem Bible which we have been following uses the same order."

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Nov
12
2016

A Guide to Reading The Bible #40 - The Book of Daniel

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

"The Book of Daniel is named after a young Jewish hero who is presented as living in Babylon during most of the sixth century B.C. . . . He is more a literary rather than a historical figure, but at the same time Daniel and his three companions are not purely legendary but rest on an older historical tradition."

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Nov
5
2016

A Guide to Reading The Bible #39 - The Book of Ezekiel

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

"Ezekiel (Hebrew for "may God strengthen") is the third of the major prophets of the Old Testament. Unlike his older contemporary, Jeremiah, who provides the fullest personal information of all the prophets, . . . His first prophecy is dated 593 B.C. and his last 571 B.C. Thus his prophetic ministry extended over twenty-two years."

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Oct
29
2016

A Guide to Reading The Bible #38 - The Book of Baruch

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

"Baruch was more than Jeremiah's secretary, recording faithfully recording faithfully what was dictated to him by the prophet. Baruch shared in the prophetic role and was held in high esteem by later generations."

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Oct
22
2016

A Guide to Reading The Bible #37 - The Book of Jeremiah and Lamentations

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

" The influence of Jeremiah was much greater after his death than when he was living. Israel in exile read and reflected on the writings of Jeremiah, listening to and heeding his words for the first time."

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Oct
15
2016

A Guide to Reading The Bible #36 - The Book of Isaiah

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

"The Book of Isaiah is the first and the longest of the books of the Major Prophets. Isaiah's poetic grandeur and sublime expression of faith in God have resulted in the inclusion of many passages from the book in the liturgy of the Church."

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