Archive | 2008

Apostle of Hope

The economy took us all for a wild ride. Many of our dear friends and most steadfast donors suffered setbacks. Some lost their jobs. Some lost their retirement funds. Many lost their confidence. And the financial knocks weren’t even the hardest. The pro-life and pro-family cause suffered setbacks, leaving many good people discouraged after a

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Synod Wrap Up

More than a year ago, when Pope Benedict XVI first called for a special synod on Scripture, the St. Paul Center asked you to pray for the success of this synod. We knew what a successful synod could mean not only for the renewal of faithful biblical scholarship in universities and seminaries, but also for

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Drinking Deeply Made Easy

Dr. Mary Healy and Dr. Peter Williamson, both Senior Fellows of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, are co-editors for a new series of 17 volumes of commentary on the books of the New Testament. Titled Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, this series seeks to promote biblical literacy and encourage deeper spirituality through the

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Scripture and Liturgy in Heaven…and England

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology founder and President Dr. Scott Hahn and Distinguished Fellow Dr. Michael Waldstein recently participated in Scripture and Liturgy in the Theology of Pope Benedict XVI, a one day congress held at historic Oxford University in England. This was the first event co-sponsored by the St. Paul Center and The

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A Day Late and a Decade Short

The month of the Rosary just came to a close, and I find myself up late, remembering that I’ve wanted to post links to some very good things. Maureen, our faithful guide to things Celtic and patristic, provided excerpts of Pope Benedict’s recent words on the Rosary. Meanwhile, in the world of paper and ink,

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Pope: Synods Fundamental to Church

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 5, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Synods are a fundamental part of the Church as they are a “coming together” of the people of God to be one in Christ, says Benedict XVI. The Pope said this today before praying the midday Angelus together with the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square, noting that earlier

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What Is Needed for a Bible Comeback (Part 2)

By Father Lucas Teixeira, LC ROME, OCT. 5, 2008 (Zenit.org).- A renowned biblical scholar who will be participating in the synod of bishops on the word of God has advice for the faithful who don’t know where to start to get to know the Bible better. Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, a Jesuit priest and former rector

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What Is Needed for a Bible Comeback (Part 1)

ROME, OCT. 3, 2008 (Zenit.org).- For the Bible to become an integral part of Catholics’ spiritual life, education and mediation are the two things needed, according to a renowned biblical scholar who will be participating in the synod of bishops on the word of God this month. Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, a Jesuit priest and former

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