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Novena to Mary, Mother of God


Every May, the Church celebrates the month of Mary. And every May, the St. Paul Center does the same. With this certainty, the St. Paul Center will pray a special novena to Mary’s Immaculate Heart, beginning on May 23, and concluding on May 31, the traditional day upon which the Church celebrates the Feast of the Visitation. During those nine days, we invite you to join us in asking for God’s continued blessing on our work.
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Spiritual Sacrifices: Reflections on the Third Sunday of Lent

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 03.09.12

Jesus does not come to destroy the temple, but to fulfill it (see Matthew 5:17) - to reveal its true purpose in God’s saving plan.

He is the Lord the prophets said would come - to purify the temple, banish the merchants, and make it a house of prayer for all peoples (see Zechariah 14:21; Malachi 3:1-5; Isaiah 56:7).

The God who made the heavens and the earth, who brought Israel out of slavery, does...  [Continue Reading]

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Inspiration of Scripture in the Catholic Tradition

Posted by Dr. John Bergsma on 03.09.12

This is part of a series of posts on the fundamental doctrine of Scripture within the Catholic Church.

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Inspiration

The fundamental conviction of the Church, relying on the faith of the Apostles, is that the Scriptures, in all their parts, are “inspired” or “breathed” by God, in such a way that God can truly be said to be their author.

2 Tim. 3:16 - All scripture is inspired by God and profitable...  [Continue Reading]

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Bonds Loosed: Reflections on the 2nd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 03.02.12

The Lenten season continues with another story of testing. Last Sunday, we heard the trial of Jesus in the desert. In this week’s First Reading, we hear of how Abraham was put to the test.

The Church has always read this story as a sign of God’s love for the world in giving His only begotten son.

In today’s Epistle, Paul uses exact words drawn from this story to describe how God, like Abraham, did...  [Continue Reading]

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Intro to Lent III: Almsgiving

Posted by Mike Aquilina on 03.01.12

Third in a series of three posts.

Of the three marks of Lent — prayer, fasting and almsgiving — almsgiving is surely the most neglected.

And yet, in the only place where the Bible brings all three together, the inspired author puts the emphasis firmly on the last: “Prayer and fasting are good, but better than either is almsgiving accompanied by righteousness … It is better to give alms than to store...  [Continue Reading]

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