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The Great St. Ambrose

Posted by Mike Aquilina on 12.07.10 |

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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]

St. Nicholas Day

Posted by Mike Aquilina on 12.06.10 |

St Nick

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]

Like the Early Christians, We Should Learn to See Again the Gospel as… Fresh, Attractive.

Posted by Mike Aquilina on 10.13.10 |

Scott Hahn Gospel of St Paul

In this special interview, Scott Hahn, tells Earlychristians.org of his conversion to Catholicism upon attending the Holy Mass and what the Early Christians got to do with it.

1. You have written numerous books on a wide range of topics related to the Catholic Faith and the Scriptures. What is your current focus and what do you intend to achieve?

My focus now is what it has been for decades: to promote…  [Continue Reading]

Behold, I make all things Newman!

Newman

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]

Dr. David Warner, 1955-2010

Posted by Mike Aquilina on 05.18.10 |

Warner

Now will I praise those godly men, our ancestors, each in his own time: The abounding glory of the Most High’s portion, his own part, since the days of old. ~Sirach 44:1-2

The occasion for our praise, this time, is a sad one. The St. Paul Center mourns the passing of Dr. David B. Warner, who served as our interim director during our crucial formative period, 2003-2004. Since then, he has remained…  [Continue Reading]

Father Ronald

The Lawler Treasury

Father Ronald Lawler was an advisor to popes and cardinals. He was a bestselling author whose catechism fed millions of Catholics. To Franciscan University students at the turn of the millennium, he was a winsome and passionate teacher of theology.

Just before he died in November of 2003, Father Lawler arranged for his papers to reside permanently in the University’s archives. The collection includes…  [Continue Reading]

A Day Late and a Decade Short

Posted by Mike Aquilina on 11.01.08 |rosary

 

The month of the Rosary just came to a close, and I find myself up late, remembering that I’ve wanted to post links to some very good things.

Maureen, our faithful guide to things Celtic and patristic, provided excerpts of Pope Benedict’s recent words on the Rosary.

Meanwhile, in the world of paper and ink, a lovely new book appeared by my friend Gary Jansen: The Rosary: A Journey to the Beloved.…  [Continue Reading]


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