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Our Lenten Reading List

Every Lent, the Church calls all Catholics to grow closer to Christ through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. To help you embark upon that walk this Lent, the staff of the St. Paul Center has compiled a list of some of our favorite Lenten reading, both old and new. Our prayer is that before Easter arrives, at least some of these books will be among your favorites as well.
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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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