Archive | June, 2018

The Relationship Between Grace, the Intellect, and the Will

Although now known as one of the Church’s wisest theologians, to his fellow seminarians Thomas Aquinas was the “Dumb Ox.” And, despite his incredible intellect, Aquinas allowed his classmates to believe he was as unintelligent as he seemed. This profound humility reveals the key to Aquinas’ theology. Over time, Aquinas earned another title: the Angelic Doctor. It reflected his

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2019 East Coast Priest Conference

July 15–18, 2019 Oglebay Resort and Conference Center Wheeling, WV Join Drs. Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, and Ralph Martin for a refreshing four days of spiritual renewal. Spiritual, Intellectual, and Physical Refreshment 2018 East Coast Priest Conference We design our Priest Conferences to cater to the particular needs of priests: spiritual refreshment, intellectual formation, and

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Cardinal Newman Award Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Ken Baldwin, VP of Advancement, at 740-901-0775 or email at kenbaldwin@stpaulcenter.com if you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring the Cardinal Newman Award Dinner. $10,000 – Title Sponsor Named in event program Sponsor thank-you Two tables (twenty tickets) Registration for one of our Priest Conferences for a priest of your choice Clergy Bookshelf

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Scott Hahn in New York City

Friday, September 7, 2018 Don’t miss Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center at the Church of the Holy Family on Friday, September 7, 2018 for a powerful morning presentation on the riches of our Catholic faith. Best-selling author and renowned biblical scholar Scott Hahn will go deeper into the meaning of Scripture in the

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A Ph.D. in Record Time

In just two years, John Meinert managed to write and defend his dissertation, which he passed with distinction, score several publications in scholarly journals, and land a full-time faculty position—all while raising a young family. Two years is generally considered fast given that doctoral students have five years to complete their dissertations. How did he

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Apologetics: What It Is and Isn’t and Why It Matters

By Holly Ordway Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Innsbruck, Austria, photo by Dennis Jarvis Has anyone ever asked you, “Why do you believe that?” or “How do we know that God is real?” Perhaps you have a friend or family member who has doubts about Christianity—or you’ve wrestled with doubts yourself. Is your son

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Applied Biblical Studies Reception

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 You are cordially invited to join Scott and Kimberly Hahn and the St. Paul Center team for a special complimentary reception and open house on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served as we welcome our dear friends and supporters from across the country and celebrate another

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Thomas Aquinas

Why Faith Is Reasonable

In the Summa Theologiae, Thomas Aquinas includes five arguments answering the question of whether we can know if God exists. In his five ways, Aquinas uses human reason to conclude what faith has already revealed to us. Aquinas drew on the philosophy of Aristotle in his theology, using both faith and reason to give us some

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Aquinas: The Universal Doctor

“Among the Scholastic Doctors, the chief and master of all towers Thomas Aquinas . . . he is rightly and deservedly esteemed the special bulwark and glory of the Catholic faith.” —Pope Leo XIII, Aeterni Patris We’ve all heard the name Thomas Aquinas, but who really was this great saint? As a student he may

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