tenth sunday in ordinary time
…Give us this day our daily bread.”
cf. Gospel of Luke 11:3
daily mass readings
daily bible reflection
"Blood of the Covenant: Scott Hahn Reflects on Corpus Christi" from Letters From Home by Dr. Scott Hahn. Released: 2021. Genre: Podcast.
Audio reflection on the daily Mass readings from the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Letters from Home: Daily Bible Reflections.
Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that is in you, but do so with gentleness and reverence.”
cf. 1 Peter 3:15-16
A daily morsel of Catholic education and faith formation.
Big Bang Theory
Question or Common Objection:
Doesn’t the Big Bang theory explain how the world came about, apart from God?
The Big Bang theory is just that – a scientific theory which attempts to explain the origin of the universe. As most scientists point to the Big Bang theory as true, it still points to the need for a creator to get it started.
The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.”
Despite what some people think, there is no real conflict between the Catholic faith and science – provided that each is understood correctly. Science searches for the truth of things. God is the source of all truth. He is the One who put all things into creation. Science need not compete with, nor does it contradict or conflict the truth of, God, because God does not contradict or conflict the truth of Himself.
Did you know the father of the Big Bang theory was a Belgian Catholic priest, who was also a scientist? A man by the name of Georges LeMaitre (1894-1966),was a friend and colleague to many of the leading scientists of his time, including Albert Einstein. He is credited in the scientific community as the father of the theory we call the Big Bang today.
Religion and science are not incompatible. Don’t fall into the trap of believing what some purport the Catholic Church to be: “anti-science.” That’s a fallacy purported by people who are anti-Catholic Church. The Church seeks for everyone to know God, who, as the Creator of all which exists, is the author of truth Himself. This search for truth is compatible with all areas of science like mathematics, physics, and other physical sciences.
If you’re a parent (or you’re just generally interested in learning more about the compatibility of the Catholic Church’s beliefs with science) consider this great book: Brilliant!:25 Catholic Scientists, Mathematicians, and Supersmart People by David Michael Warren. It’s well-done and is a wonderful way to help (you or your children) understand that Catholicism and science are anything but in competition with one another.
The Catholic Church defends the truth of God’s creation. Science seeks the truth of things. Think about it.
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catechism of the Catholic Church
For information about what the Catholic Church believes, answers to FAQs, and an encompassing resource addressing common objections and misconceptions non-Catholics and Catholics alike may have about the Church and what it teaches, we invite you to visit the online version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
additional bible study
"Day 157: Following Jesus" from The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) by Ascension Catholic Faith Formation. Released: 2021. Genre: Podcast.
Let us pray.
Consecration to the Holy Family
Holy Family, we consecrate ourselves and our family to you. May we be completely united in a love that is lasting, faithful, and open to the gift of new life. Help us to grow in virtue, to forgive one another from our hearts, and to live in peace all our days. Keep us strong in faith, persevering in prayer, diligent in our work, and generous toward those in need. May our home, O Holy Family, truly become a domestic church where we reflect your example in our daily life. Amen. Jesus, Mary and Joseph pray for us! An excerpt of a prayer composed by Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, Supreme Chaplain, Knights of Columbus.
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”
Saint John Paul II, pope
Jesus, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (cf. gospel of john 6:68).
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen.