Monthly Archives: June 2015

CHSL honors loyalty of the K of C

The saintly Pope John Paul II hailed the Knights of Columbus as the “strong right arm of the Church.” The Catholic High School League and the Catholic Coaches Association paid tribute to the generous, helping hand of the Michigan K of C at their 40th Hall of Fame induction with a sold-out audience at the…

Local nonprofit teaches girls about faith, purity, self-worth

Chelsea Gheesling, founder of the Good Girl Comeback, answers questions at a seminar for middle school girls.

Karla Dorweiler | Special to The Michigan Catholic Orchard Lake — Chelsea Gheesling knows that teens are bombarded with messages from advertisers, entertainers and peers every day. She hopes her organization will offer young women a different kind of message. Gheesling is the founder of the Good Girl Comeback, a nonprofit organization that encourages middle school…

Why do Catholic Bibles have seven more books?

A representation of the blinding of Tobit from 1479. From the earliest Christian times, the seven deuterocanonical books of Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus (or Sirach), and Baruch were regarded by the universal Church as part of Scripture.

The Old Testament in Catholic Bibles contains seven more books than are found in Protestant Bibles (46 and 39, respectively). Protestants call them (inaccurately) the Apocrypha, while Catholics refer to them as the deuterocanon. These seven books are: Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus (or Sirach), and Baruch. They were included…