The Mass; Liturgy of The Word

A brief look at the Liturgy of The Word

By Charles Johnston:

In the First installment of this series we looked at the Introductory Rites of the Mass, in this installment we will look at the second part of the Mass; The Liturgy of The Word. Continue reading “The Mass; Liturgy of The Word”

The Story of Salvation; Joshua (part 2)

By Charles Johnston:

In my previous post (The Story of Salvation; Joshua part 1) we looked at Joshua’s life leading up until he arrived at Jericho. It is in Jericho that Joshua would gain his ultimate victory. If you ask any Christian, or Jew, what Joshua is known for they would most likely say  it’s for conquering Jericho. Although he had an eventful life up until this point, and had won some impressive victories, I’d have to agree, because Jericho wasn’t just another military victory. When the walls came down it was through a very unlikely means, and that ensured that all Israel knew who to thank for the victory. (Hint, it wasn’t Joshua) Continue reading “The Story of Salvation; Joshua (part 2)”

The Story of Salvation; Importance of the Old Testament


By Charles Johnston:

The Old Testament is indispensable in understanding the New… the New Testament is the climax to a story, if you don’t know the first part of a story then the ending doesn’t mean that much. 

– Bishop Barron 

I’ve written a few articles now, in a series called The Story of Salvation, and I just thought I’d take a break from the story to say why it’s even important to know and understand the Old Testament.  Continue reading “The Story of Salvation; Importance of the Old Testament”