Getting Off our High Horse

Today, as we commemorate the Conversion of St. Paul, it’s difficult to author any constructive commentary without copiously quoting from the Apostle to the Gentiles. Where would we even begin? I’ve heard at least one Catholic writer refer to the epistles of St. Paul as “above scrutiny,” both in terms of literary perfection and spiritual […]

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Tour St. Paul Outside-the-Walls…

. . . from the comfort of your desk chair. Monday closes the Year of St. Paul, so you might enjoy making a virtual “pilgrimage” to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls to mark the event. On the basilica’s Web site is a beautifully-photographed virtual tour of the basilica (see the link in the lower […]

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St. Paul’s Example

What do the Scriptures tell us about St. Paul’s personality and temperament? A lot more than I realized–and it’s not all pretty. Over at The Catholic Thing, Pete Brown (who worked in CUF’s Catholic Responses department a few years back) gets us started with a bang: Paul called the Galatians “stupid,” (Gal 3:1) and then […]

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Hope Works

Over the next couple weeks I’d like to provide our readers with some bite-sized insights from Pope Benedict XVI’s recent encyclical Spe Salvi, on the virtue of hope. The approach I’m going to take is to focus on a few biblical passages that help form the basis of the Pope’s discussion. Today we will examine […]

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