In an article for Faith Today, Fr Adrian Graffy considers the presentation of Mary in Lumen Gentium, the Vatican II document on the Church, and shows how such an understanding nourishes our Catholic faith.
In an article for the December issue of Faith Today, Fr Adrian Graffy recalls that the first topic debated by the Fathers at the Second Vatican Council was the Sacred Liturgy. The Council brought about a new clarity in seeing the Mass as the Liturgies of Word and Sacrament. Continue reading
In an article for the November issue of Faith Today, Fr Adrian Graffy pays tribute to his former teacher and scripture scholar, the late Cardinal Martini.
The Year of Faith commemorating the opening of the Second Vatican Council is about to begin. In an article for Faith Today, Fr Adrian Graffy investigates the meaning of faith in the finest of the epistles of St Paul, the Letter to the Romans. Fr Adrian’s book on the Letter to the Romans in the Take and Read series is now available from Alive Publishing. Continue reading
As the Year of Faith approaches together with the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, Fr Adrian Graffy examines the inspiration given to the Council by its two Popes, Blessed John XXIII and Pope Paul VI in an article for Faith Today. Continue reading
Fr Adrian Graffy introduces the forthcoming Year of Faith by reflecting on the image of ‘the door of faith’, Porta Fidei, in an article for Faith Today. Continue reading
Fr Adrian Graffy explores the Sunday gospel readings for Lent 2012, which are taken from the Gospels of Mark and John, and discovers in them a common theme. This article was published in Faith Today. Continue reading
Fr Adrian Graffy explores the extraordinary talent of the first evangelist in an article for Faith Today.
The year 2012 sees the return of the Gospel according to Mark as the Gospel we read on ordinary Sundays of the year. Previously seen as a ‘cinderella’ among the Gospels, it is now overwhelmingly recognised as the first to be written and as the Gospel which provided the basis on which Matthew and Luke wrote their own accounts. Mark is no longer understood as the abbreviator of Matthew (an opinion defended in the fifth century by the great St Augustine of Hippo and held as true until modern times), but as the genius who devised the form of writing we call ‘gospel’. Continue reading