The Fulfillment of Hosea’s Foretold Restoration

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon In his first epistle Peter once describes his audience as God’s Chosen People: But you are an elect generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a treasured People, that you may declare the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; formerly you were not […]

Israel’s Interest In The Mind of the Prophets

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon It is easy to detect, over the course of biblical history, significant changes in Israel’s interest in the prophets. The most significant change, I suppose, comes with the emergence of literary prophecy in the eighth century. In the previous century Israel’s interest in the prophets was especially expressed in narrative […]

The Language of the Preacher

by Humbert of Romans Chapter Two IX. The Language of the Preacher In reference to language, it is essential that the preacher have clear diction, lest a defect of speech make his words unintelligible. Thus Moses, having such a defect, excused himself from accepting the mission which God confided in him; and his brother, Aaron, […]