Month: May 2021

The Bible and the Church Fathers Quiz

Do you know when the books of the Bible were made official? Do you know which pope confronted Attila the Hun? Do you know when the dogma of “transubstantiation” was defined? Test your knowledge with this quiz from The Bible and the Church Fathers!

Mary: The Promised Mother

All through the history of the Davidic kingdom, the Queen Mother occupied a place second only to the king. In Hebrew, she was called Gebirah, meaning “Great Lady.” Her duties included advising the king as no one else could and interceding for the people before the king. She also was a visible sign of the king’s legitimate rule. That’s because she wasn’t just the king’s mother, she was also the former king’s wife. Her motherhood of the king was a testimony to his descent from the previous king. 

Authentic Authority: the Joseph Option

What does authority look like in the Joseph Option? Pope Francis gave a picture of this when he described Nazareth as the School of St. Joseph: “During the hidden years in Nazareth, Jesus learned at the school of Joseph to do the will of the Father. That will was to be his daily food (cf. Jn 4:34).”

Applied Biblical Studies Reception

After the Wednesday session of the Applied Biblical Studies Conference, join us for an evening reception celebrating our friends of the St. Paul Center. Dr. Scott Hahn will share an update on the Center and look ahead to future plans. You’ll get a sneak preview of our future building plans for a new headquarters and more. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. 

Kimberly Hahn, Graced and Gifted

A Mother’s Guide to Confession

Baptism takes care of original sin and all actual sin committed up to that point. But what about sins committed after Baptism? Saint John admonishes us to deal forthrightly with our sin: “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:8–9). 

Kimberly Hahn, Graced and Gifted

A Mother’s Guide to the Eucharist

God provides food that is needful. In the Old Testament there are three examples of God’s provision of food for his people that reveal important truths about the spiritual food he gives us in the Eucharist: the Passover, the daily provision of manna for God’s people in the desert, and the Todah sacrifice in the temple.