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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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Was Joseph Really Suspicious of Mary's Pregnancy?

Posted by Dr. Michael Barber on 12.07.10

During this Advent/Christmas season we will turn again and again to introductory chapters of Matthew and Luke. Here I’d like to look at one passage in particular.

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; 19 and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling...  [Continue Reading]

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The Great St. Ambrose

Posted by Mike Aquilina on 12.07.10

Today is the memorial of the great St. Ambrose. Bishop of Milan, friend of Augustine and Monica, great teacher of the Milanese clergy, and great mystagogue for the laity, Ambrose is one of my favorite figures from the era of the Fathers. From the first post on this blog, I’ve returned to him again and again (sometimes in friendly disagreement with Adrian Murdoch, esteemed fellow of the Royal Historical...  [Continue Reading]

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St. Nicholas Day

Posted by Mike Aquilina on 12.06.10

Happy St. Nicholas Day! My friend Carl Sommer worked on a graphic novel for the occasion, and you can view it in its entirety online at Catholic Heroes of the Faith.

Here’s my take on ol’ St. Nick — as a patron of a particular kind of ecumenical dialogue.

There’s a certain kind of Catholic who likes nothing more than a good inter-Christian tussle. Their model, among the ancient Christians, is no doubt...  [Continue Reading]

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Ignatius of Antioch on the Eucharist

Posted by Dr. Michael Barber on 12.06.10

“I have no taste for corruptible food nor for the pleasures of this life. I desire the bread of God, which is the flesh of Jesus Christ, who was of the seed of David; and for drink I desire his blood, which is love incorruptible” (Letter to the Romans 7:3 [A.D. 110]).

“Take note of those who hold heterodox opinions on the grace of Jesus Christ which has come to us, and see how contrary their opinions...  [Continue Reading]

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