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The Acceptable Time

It’s Lent in the Year of St. Paul – and what an opportunity for us to live according to his spirit!

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 02.23.09 |

St. Paul always lived with an intense awareness of the grace of the moment. “Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation!” (2 Cor 6: 2). And, like Jesus before him, he was eager to observe the seasons of grace, even if it required a little extra effort (see Acts 20:16).

He recognized, too, that there were appoint times for penance and purification, and he was happy to keep…  [Continue Reading]

Love: A Many-Splendored Mystery

My St. Valentine's Day card.

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 01.26.09 |

The season of “love” is upon us, filling up the airwaves and TV spots with reminders to buy candy, roses, even luxury cars. To marketers, it seems, love is a commodity.

To true lovers, however, it is a mystery.

St. Paul’s doctrine of human love is certainly mysterious — enigmatic, actually — to those for whom love is a commodity. But it’s still more than that. It’s a mystery in the traditional sense…  [Continue Reading]

Apostle of Hope

It was a year of hard knocks, and frankly I’m happy to exchange the 2008 calendar for a new one.

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 12.30.08 |

The economy took us all for a wild ride. Many of our dear friends and most steadfast donors suffered setbacks. Some lost their jobs. Some lost their retirement funds. Many lost their confidence.

And the financial knocks weren’t even the hardest. The pro-life and pro-family cause suffered setbacks, leaving many good people discouraged after a bruising battle.

We may indeed lose money (and we have).…  [Continue Reading]

Synod Wrap Up

Your prayers, as well as the hard work of the world’s bishops, have paid off.

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 12.09.08 |

More than a year ago, when Pope Benedict XVI first called for a special synod on Scripture, the St. Paul Center asked you to pray for the success of this synod. We knew what a successful synod could mean not only for the renewal of faithful biblical scholarship in universities and seminaries, but also for the renewal of Scripture study in the life of Catholics around the world.

The synod was an opportunity…  [Continue Reading]

I Hear a Symphony: The Many Meanings of “the Word of God”

What’s the Word? By Dr. Scott Hahn

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 10.28.08 |

You and I might answer that question in many different ways, depending on the context in which it’s asked. “The word” could mean the latest news (“The word on the street is . . .”). Or it could mean a decisive command (“The word from the corner office is . . .”). Or it could simply mean a word—a basic unit of language, like the little clusters of the alphabet that make up this sentence. [Read More…  [Continue Reading]


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