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Special thanks to all our friends and attendees for making our first annual St. Paul Center Gala dinner such a success. The dinner took place on the first feast of Saint John Paul II, welcomed benefactors from nine different states, including one priest who drove more than 1,100 miles to be with us.
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Aquinas' Five Reasons Christ Rose from the Dead

Posted by Dr. Michael Barber on 04.10.12

Aquinas pores over the New Testament and comes up with five reasons it was fitting for Christ to rise from the dead (ST IIIa, q. 53, art. 1). Here they are.

1. It reveals God’s justice.

Because Christ humbled himself and died on the cross out of love and obedience to the Father, God lifted him up by a glorious resurrection.

2. It was necessary for the confirmation of our faith in Christ.

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Eighth Day Dawning

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.05.12

April began with Palm Sunday this year, and Easter Sunday falls on the eighth day. In so many ways, this brings us Christians back to our roots.

The early Church Fathers marked every Sunday as the “eighth day.” Creation was complete in six days, and God rested on the Sabbath—but at the Resurrection He began something new

The first-century Epistle of Barnabas presents the matter in a prophetic oracle....  [Continue Reading]

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Catholic Interpretation of Scripture

Posted by Dr. John Bergsma on 04.03.12

This is part of an on-going series discussing the fundamentals of Catholic doctrine of Scripture.  The topic for this post is interpretationClick here to read the previous post.

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Self-conscious reflection on the proper methods of interpretation of Scripture began already with the early Church Fathers. One of the most definitive patristic statements on interpretation is St. Augustine’s De Doctrina...  [Continue Reading]

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No Place Like Rome

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.02.12

Teaching is like fatherhood. In fact, in the ancient world, it was considered a form of fatherhood. In the Oath of Hippocrates, medical students promised to take care of their aging teachers who had “fathered” them in the healing arts. In early Judaism, the rabbis were considered “fathers” to their disciples. And, of course, the Church came to look upon its first teachers as “the Fathers.”

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