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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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Overcoming Temptation: 1st Sunday of Lent

Posted by Dr. John Bergsma on 03.05.14

The readings for today’s Mass are exceptionally rich and could be the subject of several week’s worth of lectures, so we will have to limit ourselves today to a few central themes.

1. The First Reading is the account of the Fall, in which Eve, followed by Adam, gives in to temptation by eating the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

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Forty Days

Posted by St. Paul Center on 03.05.14

This Lent, let us prepare our hearts for the revelation of Mercy that comes to us in the Paschal Mystery.

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The Greatness of Lent by Scott Hahn

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 03.03.14

We enter the season of Mercy — the season that Eastern Christians call “Great Lent.” We in the West are fond of brevity, and so we call it simply “Lent.”

But we should not forget its greatness. For believing Catholics, it is a defining moment in the year. It gives a distinctive and necessary contour to their personal lives. The Church marks the time with laws and rites that make a deep impression...  [Continue Reading]

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Do Not Be Anxious: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 02.28.14

Isaiah 49:14–15
Psalm 62:2–3, 6–9
1 Corinthians 4:1–5
Matthew 6:24–24

We are by nature prone to be anxious and troubled about many things.

In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus confronts us with our most common fears. We are anxious mostly about how we will meet our material needs—for food and drink; for clothing; for security for tomorrow.

Yet in seeking security and comfort, we may unwittingly be handing ourselves...  [Continue Reading]

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Franciscan University Presents: “Consuming the Word” on EWTN

Posted by St. Paul Center on 02.27.14

When we use the term “New Testament,” we usually just mean the last twenty-seven books of the Holy Bible, the ones written by the Apostles and their companions in the first century.  But that’s not what the term meant from the beginning.  Long before those books were even written, Jesus used that phrase to refer to the Eucharist.  It was the “New Covenant,” the “New Testament,” in his blood. Christians...  [Continue Reading]

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