How Intercessory Prayer Works in Christ According to the Bible

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Does the Bible tell us to go ‘directly to Jesus’, or is there something else it reveals about Christian intercessory prayer? Among those sections that the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, independent of Mark, have in common, almost all are directly didactic. That is to say, those sections almost invariably […]

The Centurions’ Intercessors

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Among those sections that the gospels of Matthew and Luke-independent of Mark-have in common, almost all are directly didactic. That is to say, those sections almost invariably consist of the explicit teachings of Jesus, with no attention to events in his life. Those shared sections convey, for instance, the sort […]

The Authority Of Lordship

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon A life-long proponent of the “Q Hypothesis,” I believe that Matthew and Luke relied on the same literary “source” (German Quelle) for the material their gospels have in common but do not share with Mark. Like other proponents of this hypothesis, however, I have also been puzzled that this supposed […]