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Posted by St. Paul Center on 08.22.12 |
Novena to the Blessed Mother, Queen of Heaven and Earth
I greet you, ever-blessed Virgin, Mother of God, refuge of sinners, and Queen of the Universe.
Most loving Mother, attracted by your beauty, sweetness, and tender compassion, I confidently turn to you, and beg of you to obtain for me of your dear Son the favor I request in this novena: (mention your request).
Obtain for me also, Queen of Heaven… [Continue Reading]
Posted by St. Paul Center on 08.20.12 |
With such a strong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary it comes as no surprise that St. Bernard’s Feast day falls between the Solemnity of the Assumption and the Feast of the Queenship of Mary. Below is Pope Benedict’s Wednesday Audience on St. Bernard of Clairvaux.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Today I would like to talk about St Bernard of Clairvaux, called “the last of the Fathers” of the Church… [Continue Reading]
Posted by St. Paul Center on 08.08.12 |
In his Wednesday Audience, Pope Benedict discussed St. Dominic saying, “This great Saint reminds us that in the heart of the Church a missionary fire must always burn. It must be a constant incentive to make the first proclamation of the Gospel and, wherever necessary, a new evangelization.” Read the rest of the Holy Father’s General Audience below.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Last week I presented… [Continue Reading]
Posted by St. Paul Center on 07.10.12 |
Senior Fellow Denis McNamara reflects on what a Catholic church building should be like. It’s not just a matter of taste or personal preference. But it is (in a certain sense) like the smell of chocolate chip cookies.
Posted by St. Paul Center on 06.28.12 |
Today is the feast of St. Irenaeus, bishop of Lyon (d. 202 AD),arguably the first systematic theologian in the Church. In his youth, he learned from St. Polycarp who was a student of the Apostle John. Irenaeus’ teaching is still very important in the Church more than 1800 years later; he is explicitly cited 24 times in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. His work is surprisingly relevant for us today since he faced in second century France many of the heresies that are current in our own 21st century world. Take a few minutes to listen to Mike Aquilina discuss the life and writings of this giant of the Catholic Faith with Kris and Bruce McGregor.
Posted by St. Paul Center on 04.19.12 |
Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ annd Dr. Scott Hahn discuss Benedict XVI and Verbum Domini from March 2011.
Posted by St. Paul Center on 01.24.12 |
TO OUR VENERABLE BRETHREN THE PATRIARCHS, PRIMATES,
ARCHBISHOPS, BISHOPS, AND OTHER ORDINARIES IN PEACE
AND COMMUNION WITH THE APOSTOLIC SEE.
1. In Our recent encyclical We examined the disorders with which the world today struggles for the purpose of discovering a sure remedy for such great evils. At that time We pointed out that the roots of these evils lie in the souls of men and that the sole… [Continue Reading]
Posted by St. Paul Center on 01.02.12 |
Mike Aquilina discusses the life and legacy of the Bishop of Caesarea, and one of the most distinguished Doctors of the Church, Saint Basil the Great!