Is the story of Bel and the Dragon just a metaphor?
Dr. Michael Barber explains what the Catholic Church teaches about the story of Bel and the Dragon from the Bible, and how we know it belongs in the Bible at all.
Michael Barber is the Professor of Theology, Scripture and Catholic Thought at John Paul the Great Catholic University. He has his Ph.D. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His dissertation was on the Historical Jesus...
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"Build schoolhouses then for the religious education of your children as the best protest against a system of education from which religion has been excluded by law."
~ Bernard J. McQuaid, Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester; in firm command to his flock, after the failure of the State to remedy the injustice to Catholic parents who were forced to pay education taxes to support public schools detrimental to their faith.