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Scripture and Liturgy in Heaven…and England

Posted on November 06, 2008

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology founder and President Dr. Scott Hahn and Distinguished Fellow Dr. Michael Waldstein recently participated in Scripture and Liturgy in the Theology of Pope Benedict XVI, a one day congress held at historic Oxford University in England. This was the first event co-sponsored by the St. Paul Center and The Center for Faith and Culture at Oxford. It included talks by Fr. Aidan Nichols and Dr. Adrian Walker.

The conference focused upon...


A Day Late and a Decade Short

Posted on November 02, 2008

The month of the Rosary just came to a close, and I find myself up late, remembering that I’ve wanted to post links to some very good things.

Maureen, our faithful guide to things Celtic and patristic, provided excerpts of Pope Benedict’s recent words on the Rosary.

Meanwhile, in the world of paper and ink, a lovely new book appeared by my friend Gary Jansen: The Rosary: A Journey to the Beloved. It’...


I Hear a Symphony: The Many Meanings of “the Word of God”

Posted on October 28, 2008

You and I might answer that question in many different ways, depending on the context in which it’s asked. “The word” could mean the latest news (“The word on the street is . . .”). Or it could mean a decisive command (“The word from the corner office is . . .”). Or it could simply mean a word—a basic unit of language, like the little clusters of the alphabet that make up this sentence. ...


Pope: Synods Fundamental to Church

Posted on October 05, 2008

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 5, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Synods are a fundamental part of the Church as they are a “coming together” of the people of God to be one in Christ, says Benedict XVI.

The Pope said this today before praying the midday Angelus together with the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square, noting that earlier he had presided at the inaugural Mass of the 12th General Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.


What Is Needed for a Bible Comeback (Part 2)

Posted on October 04, 2008

By Father Lucas Teixeira, LC

ROME, OCT. 5, 2008 (Zenit.org).- A renowned biblical scholar who will be participating in the synod of bishops on the word of God has advice for the faithful who don't know where to start to get to know the Bible better. Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, a Jesuit priest and former rector of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and former secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, spoke with ZENIT about sacred Scripture and...


What Is Needed for a Bible Comeback (Part 1)

Posted on October 03, 2008
ROME, OCT. 3, 2008 (Zenit.org).- For the Bible to become an integral part of Catholics’ spiritual life, education and mediation are the two things needed, according to a renowned biblical scholar who will be participating in the synod of bishops on the word of God this month.

Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, a Jesuit priest and former rector of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and former secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, spoke with ZENIT about sacred Scripture and...