Molly Hostetler

The Annunciation, The Joyful Mysteries, Emily Stimpson Chapman

Rethinking the Joyful Mysteries

Clue Number 9,546 that I’m a long, long way from holiness: My perpetual struggle to think of the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary as, well, the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. For me, the “Stressful Mysteries of the Rosary” often seems a bit more like it.

St Dominic

Dog of the Lord

St. Dominic Guzmán was born in Caleruega, Old Castile, Spain, sometime after 1170. On completing his studies in theology at Palencia, he was appointed (about 1196) a canon of the cathedral chapter at Osma, and in 1201 he was chosen prior of that cathedral community.

The Sense of Mystery, Garrigou-Lagrange

Rediscovering The Sense of Mystery

Renewed interest in the works of the Dominican priest Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange continues to gain momentum. And now Catholic philosophers and theologians have English access to The Sense of Mystery (Emmaus Academic).

Tradition, altar, Catholic for a Reason

Holding Firm to Tradition

Along with sacred Scripture, Tradition transmits the Revelation of God that was given to the Church by Jesus Christ. Both of these together flow from “the same divine well-spring” (DV 9).

Food and Good Friends

Each year after the Applied Biblical Studies Conference, the St. Paul Center hosts an evening reception for our friends and supporters. This is our chance to celebrate past achievements and blessings, while also looking forward to future initiatives.

Mary, Our Mother

We carefully differentiate between veneration of Mary, which is good and right, and adoration of Mary, which the Catholic Church condemns as idolatry. For Protestants, worship consists of songs, prayer, and a sermon.

Defending Humanae Vitae 50 Years Later

Over the last three decades, Dr. Janet E. Smith has been among the world’s preeminent voices in the study of Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical letter Humanae Vitae. Her scholarship has become a trusted source of interpretation of this landmark teaching on married love, sexuality, and the transmission of life.