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The other names of the parable of the prodigal son

Plus: What does "prodigal" even mean?

Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian who wrote about Jesus

"There was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works," he wrote in the year 93.

Why Catholics read the Bible

The Catholic Church frequently uses the Bible during liturgies and encourages private reading.

Mirrors and the Bible: Reflecting on the human experience

The reflective instrument has been around for thousands of years, even playing a role in sacred texts.

Would you like some scripture with your Minecraft?

The popular sandbox building game has become a medium for telling biblical narratives.

How old was Mary when she was pregnant with Jesus?

The Virgin Mary was entrusted with an enormous task at an early age.

Why did Jesus perform miracles?

Would we have believed his words if he didn't perform extraordinary signs and wonders?

St. Gabriel’s other important appearances in the Bible

The archangel played a vital role in both the Old and New Testaments.

Is the Bible without error?

Here's what the Catholic Church officially teaches regarding the inerrancy of the Bible.

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