Posted by St. Paul Center on 03.07.14 |
with Mike Aquilina & Matthew Leonard
Posted by Mike Aquilina on 03.07.14 |
Listen to Mike Aquilina discuss these two very important Early Church Martyrs.
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.
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.
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]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 02.28.14 |
Psalm 62:2–3, 6–9
1 Corinthians 4:1–5
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]
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]
Posted by Dr. John Bergsma on 02.26.14 |
David Bentley Hart, in Atheist Delusions, writes about the kind of religious culture early Christians left behind when they accepted baptism:
“Quite apart from their more revolting ritual observances, however, the religions of the empire were— to a very great degree— contemptible principally for what they did not do, and what in fact they never considered worth doing. Occasional attempts have been… [Continue Reading]