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A Retreat for Priests


Beginning with evening prayer on Friday, November 7, 2014, and ending the next day priests from across the country are invited to join the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and Franciscan University of Steubenville for a special day of prayer, fellowship, and study focused on “The Joy of the Gospel.”
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The Sending of the Spirit, “Another Advocate”: Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Dr. Michael Barber on 05.22.14

We are about the celebrate the last Sunday before the Feast of Pentecost. The lectionary readings for this Sunday, therefore, are meant to lead us to reflect on different aspects of the Spirit’s work.

This Sunday’s readings are also important for understanding Catholic sacramental theology, in particular, the sacrament of confirmation. Indeed, confirmation (or chrismation) is closely linked to Pentecost....  [Continue Reading]

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Exodus and Easter

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.19.14

Israel’s exodus from Egypt forms the background for many of the readings we hear in Easter.

On the Third Sunday, both the Gospel and Epistle describe Jesus “redeeming” or “ransoming” Israel (see Luke 24:21; 1 Peter 1:18). The Greek word in both is only used elsewhere to refer to Israel’s redemption from Egypt (see Exodus 6:6; Deuteronomy 7:8). In the First Reading, Jesus is said to work “mighty deeds,...  [Continue Reading]

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An Invitation to Evangelization

Posted by St. Paul Center on 05.19.14

2014 Fullness of Truth Conference
“Evangelizing Catholics:
Sharing the Joy of the Gospel.”
Houston, Texas | June 6-7, 2014

They were Jesus’ final words during his time on earth, his parting salvo to his disciples: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” (Mt 28:19).

History remembers those words as “The Great Commission”—a...  [Continue Reading]

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Building His House: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.16.14

Readings:
Acts 6:1-7
Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19
1 Peter 2:4-9
John 14:1-12

By His death, Resurrection and Ascension, Jesus has gone ahead to prepare a place for us in His Father’s house.

His Father’s house is no longer a temple made by human hands. It is the spiritual house of the Church, built on the living stone of Christ’s body.

As Peter interprets the Scriptures in today’s Epistle, Jesus is the...  [Continue Reading]

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Building the Temple of God: Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Dr. John Bergsma on 05.13.14

Since the beginning of time, human beings have sought to construct buildings that would bridge the gap between the temporal and eternal, earthly and heavenly planes of existence.  These temples have taken widely differing forms in many cultures.  One of the greatest was the Jerusalem temple begun by Herod the Great (73–4 BC), an architectural marvel of the ancient world while it stood.

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