Archive | August, 2019

What Are the Precepts of the Church?

By Andrew Willard Jones  Dr. Andrew Jones holds a PhD in Medieval History from Saint Louis University and is an expert on the Church of the High Middle Ages. He is the author of Before Church and State: A Study of Social Order in the Sacramental Kingdom of St. Louis IX and the pioneer of the Formed In

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Jesus Will Help Carry Your Cross

By Andrew Willard Jones  Dr. Andrew Jones holds a PhD in Medieval History from Saint Louis University and is an expert on the Church of the High Middle Ages. He is the author of Before Church and State: A Study of Social Order in the Sacramental Kingdom of St. Louis IX and the pioneer of the Formed

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Why Do We Have Original Sin if We Didn’t Eat the Apple?

By Louis St. Hilaire  Louis St. Hilaire is the author of  That You Might Have Life: An Introduction to the Paschal Mystery of Christ and translator of The Literal Exposition of Isaiah: A Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas (forthcoming from Emmaus Academic). A graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, he works as a web developer

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Word and Presence: On the Importance of the Liturgy of the Word

By James R.A. Merrick  Dr. James R. A. Merrick is Lecturer at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Reviews Editor for Nova et Vetera, Theology & Latin Teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, and on the faculty for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown’s Lay Ecclesial and Diaconal formation program. Previously he was Scholar-in-Residence at the

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Prayer: the Root of the Spiritual Life

By Stacy Mitch  Stacy Mitch is the author of the successful Courageous Women bible study series. Recently, I came across one of those studies that chronicles what Americans believe about God. One statistic stood out in particular. It said that nearly three-quarters of Americans pray at least once a week. My reactions to that little fact were mixed.   On

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Mary's fiat, Regis Martin, The Beggar's Banquet

To Serve is to Reign: Mary’s Queenship and the Cross

By Stacy Mitch  Stacy Mitch is the author of the successful Courageous Women Bible study series. “Throughout the Old Covenant the mission of many holy women prepared for that of Mary. . . . Mary ‘stands out among the poor and humble of the Lord, who confidently hope for and receive salvation from him. After a long period

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How to Read the Acts of the Apostles

By Tim Gray  Dr. Tim Gray is the President of the Augustine Institute, and Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary. He holds a PhD in Biblical Studies from Catholic University of America.  The evangelist Luke wrote both the Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles. This means more than the fact

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Is Celibacy Biblical?

By Curtis Mitch Curtis Mitch is a writer, editor, and research fellow at the St. Paul Center. He has been a contributor to the popular apologetics series Catholic for a Reason (Emmaus Road Publishing); he has co-authored a commentary on the Gospel of Matthew with Edward Sri in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series (Baker Academic); and

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The Lost Tribes of Israel and the Book of Revelation

By Michael Barber  Dr. Michael Barber, St. Paul Center Senior Fellow, is Associate Professor of Scripture and Theology at the Augustine Institute. He has served as Dean of the School of Theology at John Paul the Great University in San Diego, where he created and ran a graduate program in Biblical Theology. Dr. Barber holds

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