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On Sundays in Ordinary Time throughout 2021 What Good News will be presenting a reading from the Gospel according to Mark. This evangelist created the gospel genre, and was the first to compose a gospel narrative. This presentation demonstrates the skill with which Mark put his gospel together, and considers also how the later gospels of Matthew and Luke adapted what Mark wrote and added to it.

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How did belief in the resurrection arise within Judaism in the two centuries before Christ? Earlier texts (Psalm 88 and Job 3) attest the ancient Jewish belief that the dead have a shadowy existence in the underworld, while Ecclesiastes and Sirach have no belief in any meaningful personal afterlife. However, reflection on the persecution of devout Jews by Antiochus Epiphanes (167-164 BC) led to a growing belief in individual resurrection, especially for martyrs. Such a resurrection belief is evident in Daniel 12 and 2 Maccabees 7, as well as Wisdom 3, before it becomes predominant in the New Testament.

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The feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, also celebrated as the feast of the Incarnation of the Word, is rich in meaning and has multiple dimensions. Surely, it is a Christological feast. However, its meaning and message is inseparably tied with the Virgin Mary, because Mary of Nazareth is its main protagonist. It is, therefore, the feast of the Virgin Mary as a person who played a unique and essential part in God's work of salvation, carried our by Christ.

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Coincidentally on the 55th anniversary of the proclamation of the Dogmatic Constitution Dei Verbum and exactly one year before the opening of the 10th Plenary Assembly of the CBF, the General Secretariat of the Catholic Biblical Federation has initiatad a series of virtual meetings under the common name "Toward the 10th Plenary Assembly".

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El Congreso Bíblico-Teológico de UNICATÓLICA, que se desarrollará en modalidad virtual entre el 28 de septiembre y 04 de octubre 2020, es promovido y organizado por los programas de Teología y la Especialización en Educación y Sagrada Escritura de la Facultad de Teología, Filosofía y Humanidades desde el año 2011 y en esta ocasión se suma como co-organizadora, la Universidad Católica de Manizales. 

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Con motivo del quinto aniversario de su fundación, el Centro Bíblico Pastoral María de Magdala de Colombia, ha organizando el 1er Congreso Virtual Internacional cuyo tema central es: "... lo que más me aterraba me acontece" (Job 3,25b): reflexiones, desde el libro de Job, sobre la pandemia que desestabilizó el mundo

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