CNA unveils resource to help Catholics understand the Scriptures

.- To kick off the new Liturgical Year beginning on November 30, Catholic News Agency is pleased to announce the addition of a new column, “Road to Emmaus.”  The column, written by Brian Pizzalato, will assist in helping readers come to a deeper understanding of the Sunday readings. 

Pizzalato, the Director of Catechesis, RCIA & Lay Apostolate for the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota, is also a faculty member of the Philosophy department of the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, England.  His column will publish each week, giving readers the opportunity to see the relationship in between the Old Testament and Gospel readings. 

“Unfortunately, we can tend to tune out when the Old Testament is read at Mass,” Pizzalato explains.  “However, if we really want to understand Christ in the New Testament, we cannot afford to tune out. Jesus longs for us to in some way experience that spiritual heartburn of the two disciples” as they walked on the Road to Emmaus.  “And I don’t know about you, but pretty frequently I too am foolish and slow of heart to believe.”

Pizzalato’s column will be updated each Wednesday, with information relating to the approaching Sunday’s readings. 

“Each week we will journey ‘on the road to Emmaus,’ opening up the scriptures, having our hearts burn within us, so that we might always recognize Jesus in the Eucharist, recognize that he is truly Emmanuel, God with us, and finally to proclaim this good news to the world,” Pizzalato said.

The first column for “Road to Emmaus” can be found on the left-hand side of CNA’s homepage or by clicking on the following link: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/columns.php?sub_id=15

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April 17, 2014

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Gospel of the Day

Jn 13:1-15


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14
Second Reading:: 1 Cor 11:23-26
Gospel:: Jn 13:1-15

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Jn 13:1-15


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