Pondering Silence and Exuberant Praise: The Example of Mary, Mother of God

"Mary's silence is admirable," notes the Navarre Bible's commentary on Matthew 1:19, in which Joseph, distressed and perplexed at the pregnancy of his betrothed, is told in a dream not to be afraid to marry her, "for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit." Apparently Mary's trust that God would take … Continue reading Pondering Silence and Exuberant Praise: The Example of Mary, Mother of God

St. Joseph, The Silent Knight

"Christians have always held the man in fascination," writes theologian Scott Hahn in "Silent Knight, Holy Knight," a chapter in his book, Joy to the World: How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does). "The New Testament begins by telling the events of salvation from his point of view.  Some of history's greatest minds have … Continue reading St. Joseph, The Silent Knight