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Scripture and Vatican II

Bibles Vatican Documents ACBO (Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario)
New Revised Standard Version: This is among the most accurate of translations. It is used in Mass readings in Canada. Vatican II Documents : The official documents of the Second Vatican Council (1963-1965) This council has shaped the Church over past 50 years. Family Life Resources: Resources for Fully Alive, the Elementary Family Life Program
Today’s English Version : This version of the Bible was created to be used by children and those who had English as a second language. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC): A compilation of the official teachings of the Catholic Church. It was written in the 1990’s. Pastoral Guidelines to Assist Students of Same-Sex Orientation: Teachings and strategies on ministering to students of same-sex orientation

Readings for Mass for each day of the year:

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Catholic Doors

Universalis: Divine Office

General Directory for Catechesis (1998) (GDC) : The basis of faith formation from cradle to grave. Sections 85-86 give us the six tasks of catechesis which provide the strands for the Elementary Religious Education Curriculum.

Biblical Archeology Daily

  • Early Alphabetic Writing Found at Lachish
    by BAS Staff on April 20, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    A newly published inscription from Tel Lachish in southern Israel is the earliest alphabetic writing discovered in the southern Levant. The fragmentary inscription features a mere handful of letters inscribed on a tiny pottery sherd, measuring just 4 by 3.5 cm. The sherd is dated by radiocarbon to the 15th century B.C.E., or the first part of the Late Bronze Age. The post Early Alphabetic Writing Found at Lachish appeared first on Biblical Archaeology Society.

  • Bronze Age Fashion
    by Michele Barasso on April 19, 2021 at 4:30 am

    Vestis Virum Facit—clothes make the man. While this quote has been (wrongly) attributed to Roman educator Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, its dubious authenticity doesn’t make it The post Bronze Age Fashion appeared first on Biblical Archaeology Society.

  • How the Serpent Became Satan
    by Biblical Archaeology Society Staff on April 18, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    The serpent in the Garden of Eden is portrayed as just that: a serpent. The story in Genesis 2–3 contains no hint that he embodies the devil, Satan or any other evil power. So where does the devil come into the details of Eden? Biblical scholar Shawna Dolansky examines how the serpent became Satan. The post How the Serpent Became Satan appeared first on Biblical Archaeology Society.

  • Why Did Judas Identify Jesus with a Kiss?
    by Biblical Archaeology Society Staff on April 17, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    I’ve been reading a new book titled Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem “On the Life and the Passion of Christ”: A Coptic Apocryphon by the Dutch scholar Roelof van den Broek.1 In case it has escaped your attention, it provides a new translation of an eighth-century Gnostic gospel in Coptic from Egypt that has been in the Morgan Library in New York since 1908, a gift of J.P. Morgan. The post Why Did Judas Identify Jesus with a Kiss? appeared first on Biblical Archaeology Society.

  • Who Were the Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites in the Bible?
    by Megan Sauter on April 16, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    During the Iron Age, when Israel and Judah ruled Canaan, the kingdoms of Ammon, Moab and Edom ruled east of the Jordan River. Recent archaeological discoveries vastly increase our understanding of these kingdoms and their religion. The post Who Were the Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites in the Bible? appeared first on Biblical Archaeology Society.