Theology Club a ‘great way to deepen, further religious education’

“As a Catholic going to a Catholic high school, I feel that participating in my school’s Theology Club is a great way to deepen and further my education in religion,” says Julia Nugent, 18, a senior from O’Fallon. “It exposes me to other people’s thoughts on religion and other theological ideas,” she says. Nugent attends Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville and is co-president of the Theology Club.

How many times?

Sunday, Sept. 17, Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sirach 27:30—28:7; Romans 14:7-9; and Matthew 18:21-35 As a sequel to last Sunday’s Gospel reading, rules for fraternal correction within a Christian Community, Matthew adds a question proposed by Peter, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive? Why this question at this …

Fraternal Correction

Sunday, Sept. 10, Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Ezekiel 33:7-9; Romans 13:8-10; and Matthew 18:15-20 The context of today’s Gospel is the fourth of five great sermons Matthew constructed from traditions about Jesus, with his own command of the Old Testament and the needs of his Christian Community. That community was probably in the city …

Peter’s Fleeting Exaltation

Sunday, Sept. 3, Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jeremiah 20:7-9;  Romans 12:1-2, and Matthew 16:21-27. By Father Donald Dilger The gospel reading of this Sunday is the immediate sequel of last Sunday’s Gospel. In that episode Simon Peter publicly professed his faith in Jesus as “the Messiah (Christ), Son of the living God.” In reply, …