Catholic Scripture Study International
Catholic Scripture Study International was founded in 2003 and publishes more than 30 Bible and faith-related study programs. CSS studies are authored by well-known Bible scholars - such as Dr. Scott Hahn, Steve Ray, Mike Aquilina and Mark Shea - and are led in hundreds of parishes, universities, and organizations across the country.
Commentary by Steve Ray - presented by Fr. Mitch Pacwa
If the theme of Joshua is national faithfulness to God, the theme of Judges is the exact opposite. Two verses drive home the point: 1) “The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord” (Judges 2:11), and 2) “Every man did what was right in his own eyes” (17:6).
As peace turns to despair and faith into selfishness for the Israelites, we should recall the many times we have turned our own eyes away from God to fulfill selfish desires. In a powerful study of 600+ verses, Steve Ray and Fr. Mitch Pacwa carefully lead you through this distressing book with insight and clarity, urging you to remember that God is always faithful to his promises—and always ready to take us back with open arms.
In 10 well-researched lessons, you will learn:
-How the trials God sends us are always trials of love
-Why the Israelites’ depressing cycle of sin and suffering is familiar and relevant for us
-How the Book of Judges is a masterful blend of history and poetry
Over and over again, the Book of Judges proves that selfishness and faithlessness are simply not worth it. No matter how many times we fall, though, God never changes. Let the tragic example of the Israelites at the time of the Judges remind you: no matter how imperfect we are, God’s grace is a promise that will never be broken.
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Commentary by Scott Hahn and Mark Shea - presented by Fr. Patrick Winslow
Exodus is a gripping 1,200+ verse narrative, and one of the most famous ever told. Many of us have heard it since we were little children, but how often have we taken the time to study its chapters as our guiding light, the Church, understands them? Scott Hahn, Mark Shea, and Fr. Patrick Winslow are here to help you do just that. You will quickly discover a powerful tale of redemption and revelation that unquestionably earns its reputation.
In 28 revealing lessons, you will learn:
-What sacrament the Crossing of the Red Sea prefigures
-Why we shouldn’t be afraid to study the Old Testament
-How God responds to us when we try to run ahead of him
In the Christian life, everyone is a pilgrim. What God told Moses thousands of years ago still applies to us today: God will fit us for our tasks. He will never ask us to do anything beyond our strength. Learn how the Israelites mirror our own struggles to accept this, and draw courage from God’s infinite faithfulness to all his children.
- Juan es conocido como "el apóstol amado de Jesús" (Juan 20,2), y con Pedro y Santiago hacía parte del círculo “círculo más estrecho” de los amigos de Jesús. Juan demostró su valentía al ser el único apóstol que estuvo al pie de la cruz, cuando nuestro Señor fue crucificado.
Commentary by Scott Hahn and Mark Shea - presented by Fr. Mitch Pacwa
Hebrews is a masterfully-written work with a fascinating point: the New Covenant of Jesus Christ perfectly fulfills the Old. Even more impressive, however, is the fact that only the New Covenant can free us from sin. The news was so shocking—and so radical—that it literally shook the world, beginning with an earthquake at Calvary, and thundering down to us thousands of years later.
James was devoted to the ultimate example of redemptive suffering, and encouraged his listeners to practice what they preached. This letter is a practical, no-nonsense guide to living out the Christian life on a daily basis.
In 28 insightful lessons, you will learn:
-Why the New Covenant fulfills, without destroying, the Old
-The difference between trials and temptations, and how God uses them to save us
-What a faithful Christian does in the face of disappointment and anger
Let Hebrews and James both encourage you in the battle that our Lord fights with us. Scott Hahn, Mark Shea, Fr. Scott Courtney, and Fr. Mitch Pacwa will help you to see how we can fight with hope, even in our darkest days.
Men are rediscovering the importance of the spiritual life and Father Larry Richards is helping them do it!
Fr. Larry's inspiring book Be a Man! has already sold nearly 100,000 copies. Now with an accompanying 10 lesson study guide, those who have been so blessed by the book will bless others by forming study groups, bringing together their friends and relatives to dig deeper into God's word.
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