Abba, Father: Divine, Spiritual, and Natural Fathering

June 20, 2020

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God the Father


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God the Father is the perfect, heavenly model for all earthly fathers. On Saturday, June 20, join renowned speakers Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, and Mike Aquilina, with special guest Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, for a virtual event in honor of Father’s Day.

Just in time for Father's Day, celebrate all the fathers in your life by acknowledging the virtues and qualities found in God the Father that all men are called to imitate. More, unlock the mystery of God’s Fatherhood and explore our beautiful place in His family.

Registration includes live streaming and on-demand access to all three talks through June 30. Plus, you'll also get on-demand access to a bonus talk by Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB. Register now—and don’t forget to share with all the fathers in your life!


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8:45 a.m. — Stream Begins

9:00 a.m. — Welcome and introduction by Rob Corzine; Talk by John Bergsma

9:45 a.m. — Q&A with John Bergsma, moderated by Rob Corzine

9:55 a.m. — Break

10:00 a.m. — Introduction by Rob Corzine; Talk by Mike Aquilina

10:45 a.m. — Q&A with Mike Aquilina, moderated by Rob Corzine

10:55 a.m. — Break

11:00 a.m. — Introduction by Rob Corzine; Talk by Scott Hahn

11:45 a.m. — Q&A with Scott Hahn, moderated by Rob Corzine

12:15 p.m. — Closing

+ On demand access to a bonus talk by Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB


Scott Hahn

Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn is the Fr. Michael Scanlan Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. He is the Founder and President of the St. Paul Center, an apostolate dedicated to teaching Catholics to read Scripture from the heart of the Church.

Dr. Hahn has been married to Kimberly for forty years, and together they have six children and eighteen grandchildren. Two of their sons are currently in priestly formation with the Diocese of Steubenville.

The author (or editor) of over forty popular and academic books, Dr. Hahn’s works include best-selling titles Rome Sweet Home, The Lamb’s Supper, The Fourth Cup and Hail Holy Queen. His most recent release is titled Hope to Die: The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body.  He is the editor of the academic journal Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology.

John Bergsma

John Bergsma

Dr. John Bergsma is Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. A former Protestant pastor, Dr. Bergsma entered the Catholic Church in 2001 while getting his Ph.D. in Scripture from the University of Notre Dame. A close collaborator of Dr. Scott Hahn, Bergsma speaks regularly on Catholic radio and at conferences and parishes nationally and internationally.

In addition to numerous scholarly articles, Dr. Bergsma has authored eight books on Scripture and the Catholic faith, including Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Penguin/Random House), Bible Basics for Catholics (Ave Maria Press), and A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: Old Testament (with Brant Pitre; Ignatius Press). Dr. Bergsma’s talks and studies are available on CD and mp3 from He and his wife Dawn reside with their eight children in Steubenville, Ohio.

John Bergsma

Mike Aquilina

Mike Aquilina, Executive Vice President and Trustee of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is a widely recognized Catholic author and lecturer. He is the best-selling author or editor of over fifty books, including The Fathers of the Church, A Year with the Church Fathers, and Villains of the Early Church. Mike has co-hosted eleven thirteen-week series that air on the Eternal Word Television Network. He is solo host of two feature-length documentaries. He appears weekly on radio’s “Sonrise Morning Show” and is a frequent guest on other TV and radio shows. For many years he was a panelist on “The Weekly Roman Observer,” a news-commentary program on Catholic Familyland Network.

Fr. Boniface Hicks

Fr. Boniface Hicks

Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has provided spiritual direction for many men and women, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious, and priests. He is the co-author, with Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, of Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love.

Rob Corzine

Rob Corzine

Robert Corzine is Vice President of Academic Programs for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He was received into the Catholic Church in 1994 and has held teaching and advocacy positions for several Catholic apostolates, including work as an apologist and catechetical writer for Catholics United for the Faith and as producer and host of a weekly Catholic radio program on apologetics and evangelization.

Host of EWTN’s Genesis to Jesus with Dr. Scott Hahn, Rob holds a degree in Humanities and Catholic Culture from Franciscan University. After graduation, Rob spent several years in Washington, D.C., working for public policy think tanks and family-policy organizations to train activists, teach undergraduates, and organize networks of public-interest lawyers, scholars, and policy analysts. He teaches in our Journey Through Scripture program and is the producer and host of “St. Paul Center Presents” on Relevant Radio.


Date: June 20, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. ET Live; Available to watch through June 30.

Registration: $20

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