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Help Children Enter into Lent

Ash Wednesday is the start of forty days in which we are called to grow closer to Jesus with focused effort. The Church guides us through the Season of Lent, and our path is marked with prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. We pray, fast, and give all the time, but we try to increase the quality and quantity during Lent ...
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Go Deeper in the Mass This Lent

We’re less than a week away from the debut of our newest video study, Parousia: The Bible and the Mass ... Read More

Genesis on Gender and the Covenant of Marriage

The opening chapters of Genesis are foundational for Jews and Christians. They give us a basic understanding of God, the world, ourselves, and the nature of our relationship to Him. The creation of human beings, male and female, is central to these chapters ... Read More
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Recovering Strong Teaching on the Priesthood

A recovery of the Catholic teaching on priesthood is urgently needed, both among the laity and the clergy.   ... Read More
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Is the Priesthood Biblical?

I grew up in a Christian tradition vigorously opposed to calling their clergy “priests.” We were doctrinally committed to the view that the only priesthood in the New Covenant was the common priesthood of the faithful: every baptized believer shared in Christ’s priesthood (Rev 1:6) and was called to “present ... Read More
Living Joy, Chris Stefanick

Give Yourself a Break from News and Noise

The average American teen spends over seven hours of screen time per day, not including schoolwork. The average adult consumes five times more information (most of it quick, passing news, not enriching and inspiring information) than their counterpart did fifty years ago. And most of our screen time consists of just ... Read More

Novena to St. Paul

Every year, the St. Paul Center prays a novena for the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, January 25. We pray to our patron for the conversion of our families and friends, as well as for our own deepened conversion. Join us for the next nine days as we ... Read More

Highlights from the 2021 January Priest Conference

Thanks to your support, since COVID hit we have successfully and safely held two in-person retreats serving our spiritual fathers. At our latest retreat at Lakeway Resort in Austin, Texas, we hosted over 150 priests from across the country—many of whom had never been to a St. Paul Center event ... Read More
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How the Laity Can Help Renew the Church

There are two modes of participation in Christ’s priesthood: the common (or royal) and the ministerial. Let’s first look at the common priesthood, the basic priesthood of all Christians.  ... Read More

3 Steps to Build Eucharistic Devotion in the New Year

Now’s the time to deepen your Eucharistic devotion. Make the decision this year to spend more time with the Blessed Sacrament and strengthen your love for Jesus in the Eucharist. Here are three ways to easily jumpstart your journey ... Read More
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Lectio Divina: A Guide to Praying with Scripture

“I would like in particular to recall and recommend the ancient tradition of lectio divina: the diligent reading of Sacred Scripture accompanied by prayer brings about that intimate dialogue in which the person reading hears God who is speaking, and in praying, responds to him with trusting openness of heart.”—Pope ... Read More