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Join us on a Pilgrimage to Italy!


From March 9-19, 2015, the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology invites you to join us on a special pilgrimage to the holy cities and shrines of Italy. Led by the St. Paul Center’s Executive Director—the popular author and speaker Matthew Leonard—this 10-day pilgrimage will take you throughout central Italy to visit some of the holiest spots in Christendom. [READ MORE]

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Behold, I make all things Newman!

Posted by Mike Aquilina on 09.20.10

Cardinal Newman has been raised to the altars! He was a brilliant patrologist. He served the Fathers as translator, historian, compiler, controversialist, poet, and even journalist. Reading in the Fathers of the Church, he came to desire the Church of the Fathers. May we all follow him in that, and more.

Certain of his books are indispensable, among them:

The Church of the Fathers

An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine...  [Continue Reading]

Who is the Rich Man of Luke 16?

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 09.15.10

Very few of us can be numbered among the rich and the powerful who have the power to exploit the poor. So how are we to apply to our own lives the readings for the 25th and 26th S undays in Ordinary Time (Cycle C), which are so preoccupied with questions of social justice, wealth and poverty?

These readings remind us that the law of love (see John 15:12; Romans 13:8) means that each of us in some...  [Continue Reading]

The Prodigal Son, New Life & Sacramental Imagery

Posted by Dr. Michael Barber on 09.14.10

“You’re Dead to Me”

Jesus begins by telling the story of a man who had two sons. The parable begins with the younger brother going to the father and asking for his inheritance.

Of course, an inheritance is usually bestowed upon offspring after the death of the one bequeathing it. Essentially, then, by demanding his inheritance while his father is still alive the younger brother basically says, “Dad,...  [Continue Reading]

For Future Reference

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 09.09.10

If you’ve ever traveled in conservative evangelical or fundamentalist circles, you know the Scofield Reference Bible. It’s a hefty tome, and influential. And one could argue that this annotated edition of the Scriptures, first published in 1909, created modern fundamentalism. Its editor, C.I. Scofield, made his own theological opinions seem like the plain sense of the Scripture text. In reality, his...  [Continue Reading]

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Is Peter the Rock? (Part 3: Some Reasons I Think He Is)

Posted by Dr. Michael Barber on 09.08.10

As I explained in the last post in this series, Gundry has made the case that Jesus’ use of petros / petra was intended to highlight the fact that Peter was not the foundation but that the church would be built upon Jesus’ own words.

While this reading may at first seem possible, a number of observations, in my opinion, render such an approach highly implausible. In sum, I would suggest that while...  [Continue Reading]


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