Masoretic Text vs. Original Hebrew

    by Fr. Joseph Gleason  I used to believe the Masoretic Text was a perfect copy of the original Old Testament.  I used to believe that the Masoretic Text was how God divinely preserved the Hebrew Scriptures throughout the ages. I was wrong. The oldest copies of the Masoretic Text only date back to […]

Does Everyone Have Equal Access To Things Unseen?

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon It is instructive to reflect on the apparent implausibility—indeed, the scandal—of the biblical claim to a favored position for a particular people within history. How is it possible that any people could be God’s chosen people? The claim represents an affront to both the Perennial Philosophy and the widespread religious […]

Madam, I’m Adam

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Sometimes there is no good news unless you search for it. I found some recently, for instance, when I wondered if college students today are still obliged to purchase and—though I doubt they ever did—read Michael C. Howard’s Contemporary Cultural Anthropology. Well, it seems they aren’t. Howard’s miserable work evidently […]