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

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

3D Church mapping
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family

Liturgical Calendar

July 31, 2014

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:47-53


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Jer 18: 1-6
Gospel:: Mt 13: 47-53

Saint of the Day

St. Ignatius of Loyola »


Homily of the Day

Mt 13:47-53


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: