John Hemer, 17/04/2017

If formerly Catholics seemed over-concerned with what happens after death, we find that now they often have little concern and only the vaguest ideas. And then, as now, people question how the resurrection of the dead could be possible. Paul speaks to all of this.

Bernardita Dianzon, FSP, 03/04/2017

We are so used to making the sign of the cross that often we go through it without consciously reflecting on its meaning. But when symbols are stripped of their meaning, they become mere trappings that have no power to affect our lives.

Anne Flanagan, FSP, 27/02/2017

It sounds like a trick question, but Scripture scholars today spill much ink in discussions about the authorship of the Pauline epistles. Why would such a question arise? What are the most important things for an ordinary Catholic to know in this regard?

Anne Flanagan, FSP, 13/02/2017

"Works well with others" is not the sort of notation we might expect on Paul's report card, but the record shows that he did, after all, work very well with others--if they were as intent as he was on the spread of the Gospel.
 

John Hemer, 30/01/2017

The early Paul (Saul) believed that the promises made to Israel by God had still not been fulfilled, but that the countdown was on. There is no question that the young Saul of Tarsus was zealous where religion was concerned, but Paul’s zeal is much more than mere religious enthusiasm.

Anne Flanagan, FSP, 16/01/2017

At the height of his ministry, Paul had great resources to draw on, especially his own rich education in the Scriptures of Israel and in the rabbinical tradition of interpretation. He may have even kept carefully preserved notes about the Lord's suffering, or maybe a list of Jesus' own sayings.

Armanda Santos, FSP, 02/01/2017
 
Who was this Apostle sent to proclaim the Good News to the Gentiles? If we want to know Paul we must look primarily at the letters he wrote, which give firsthand information about his person and teaching.

 John Hemer, 19/12/2016

It has become almost orthodoxy in some scholarly circles to assume that Paul and Jesus were wrong about the future of the world. They were, the argument goes, both convinced that some time soon after the resurrection Jesus would come back again and sort everything out and put an end to the world.

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