Molly Hostetler

What Makes a Great Theologian?

“Most philosophers as a rule are eager to establish their own reputations, but Thomas strove to efface himself completely in the teaching of his philosophy so that the light of heavenly truth might shine with its own effulgence.” —Pope Pius XI, Studiorum Ducem St. Thomas Aquinas is known most for his intellect and prolific writing. His theological treatises continue …

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The Difference Between Prayer and the Spiritual Life

The terms “prayer” and “spiritual life” refer to subtly different things but they are inclusive of one another and mutually dependent. Where you are in your spiritual life will impact your prayer. Correspondingly, one is dependent upon prayer to maintain and advance in one’s spiritual union with God.

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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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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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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