Should You Go on Pilgrimage?
Catholic Bible Press
by Nick Poe
1M ago
When I was first presented with the idea of going on a pilgrimage to France, I thought, No way; not me. I considered the small children I have, the job that pays our bills, my completely unwarranted fear of public transportation. Not now, I convinced myself. It’s just not a good time.  Fast forward two years. COVID had kept us all locked in our homes for ages, and I was desperate to travel. So, when the next chance to make a pilgrimage to France arose, I jumped on it. I swallowed my fear, prayed for God to join me in my discomfort, and renewed my passport.   It was life-changing ..read more
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Liturgical Reading for the Week of February 18th, 2024
Catholic Bible Press
by Nick Poe
1M ago
Sunday: First Sunday of Lent Gn 9:8-15/1 Pt 3:18-22/Mk 1:12-15 “At once the Spirit drove him out into the desert, 13 and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him.” Mark 1:12-13, NABRE Read More Monday Lv 19:1-2, 11-18/Mt 25:31-46 “You shall not steal. You shall not deceive or speak falsely to one another. You shall not swear falsely by my name, thus profaning the name of your God. I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19:11-12, NABRE Read More Tuesday Is 55:10-11/Mt 6:7-15 “In praying, do not babble like ..read more
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Liturgical Readings for the Week of February 11th, 2024
Catholic Bible Press
by Nick Poe
1M ago
Sunday: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lv 13:1-2, 44-46/1 Cor 10:31—11:1/Mk 1:40-45 “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. ” 1 Corinthians 10:31, NRSVCE Read More Monday Jas 1:1-11/Mk 8:11-13 “My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.”  James 1:2-4, NRSVCE Read More Tuesday Jas 1:12-18/Mk 8:14-21 “Jesus said to ..read more
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Liturgical Readings for the Week of February 4th, 2024
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by Nick Poe
1M ago
Sunday: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Jb 7:1-4, 6-7/1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23/Mk 1:29-39 “If I preach the gospel, this is no reason for me to boast, for an obligation has been imposed on me, and woe to me if I do not preach it! ” 1 Corinthians 9:16, NABRE Read More Monday 1 Kgs 8:1-7, 9-13/Mk 6:53-56 “Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the princes in the ancestral houses of the Israelites. They came to King Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the Lord’s covenant from the city of David (which is Zion).” 1 Kings 8:1, NABRE Read More Tuesday 1 Kgs 8:2 ..read more
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Liturgical Readings for the Week of January 28th, 2024
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by Nick Poe
1M ago
Sunday: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Dt 18:15-20/1 Cor 7:32-35/Mk 1:21-28 “I say this for your own benefit, not to put any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and unhindered devotion to the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 7:35, NRSVCE Read More Monday 2 Sm 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13/Mk 5:1-20 “The Lord has avenged on all of you the blood of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned; and the Lord has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. See, disaster has overtaken you; for you are a man of blood.” 2 Samuel 16:8, NRSVCE Read More Tuesday 2 Sm 18:9-10, 14b ..read more
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Liturgical Readings for the Week of January 21st, 2024
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by Nick Poe
1M ago
Sunday Jon 3:1-5, 10/1 Cor 7:29-31/Mk 1:14-20 “I tell you, brothers, the time is running out. From now on, let those having wives act as not having them” 1 Corinthians 7:29, NABRE Read More Monday 2 Sm 5:1-7, 10/Mk 3:22-30 “Then the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites who inhabited the land. They told David, “You shall not enter here: the blind and the lame will drive you away!” which was their way of saying, “David shall not enter here.” David nevertheless captured the fortress of Zion, which is the City of David.” 2 Samuel 5:6-7, NABRE Read More Tuesday 2 Sm 6:12b-1 ..read more
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Liturgical Readings for the Week of January 14th, 2024
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by Nick Poe
1M ago
Sunday 1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19/1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20/Jn 1:35-42 “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? ” 1 Corinthians 6:15, NRSVCE Read More Monday 1 Sm 15:16-23/Mk 2:18-22 ““Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,     as in obedience to the voice of the Lord? Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice,     and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is no less a sin than divination,     and stubbornness is like iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the  ..read more
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Liturgical Readings for the Week of January 7th, 2024
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by Nick Poe
1M ago
Sunday: The Epiphany of the Lord Is 60:1-6/Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6/Mt 2:1-12 “]Arise! Shine, for your light has come,     the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you. Though darkness covers the earth,     and thick clouds, the peoples, Upon you the Lord will dawn,     and over you his glory will be seen.” Isaiah 60:1-2, NABRE Read More Monday Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or Acts 10:34-38/Mk 1:7-11 “Here is my servant[a] whom I uphold,     my chosen one with whom I am pleased. Upon him I have put my spirit;   ..read more
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Liturgical Readings for the Week of December 31st, 2023
Catholic Bible Press
by Nick Poe
1M ago
SUNDAY: THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH Sir 3:2-6, 12-14/Col 3:12-21 or 3:12-17/Lk 2:22-40 “Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. ” Colossians 3:13, NRSVCE Read More MONDAY Nm 6:22-27/Gal 4:4-7/Lk 2:16-21 “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26, NRSVCE Read More TUESDAY 1 Jn 2:22-28/Jn 1:19-28 “Let what you hea ..read more
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Should We Engage with Non-Catholic Art?
Catholic Bible Press
by Nick Poe
1M ago
As a person who loves Jesus, it’s natural for me to turn on praise and worship in the car. When I have a spare minute to turn on a podcast, I love Bible in a Year or Abiding Together. And my bookshelf is jam–packed with saint biographies, prayer companions, and papal documents.  But lately, I’ve been drawn to secular art—and found that while much of it lacks truth, beauty, and goodness, there are some particular pieces of art that engage my senses in a way that brings me closer to heaven, even more than something you’d find in the Catholic section of the bookstore.   Why venture ..read more
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