Today, on the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, I hear you can now pre-order a new book co-authored by Brant Pitre, Michael Barber and John Kincaid. Paul, a New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology to be published by Eerdmans in August 2019! Michael Gorman wrote the Foreword to the book. Blessed feast!
At Solemn Vespers for the Solemnity of the Conversion of Saint Paul this evening, Pope Francis preached the following homily at the Basilica of St Paul outside the Walls. “Has Christ been divided?” (1 Cor 1:13). The urgent appeal which Saint Paul makes at the beginning of his First Letter to the Corinthians, and which […]
With the Church we pray, O God, who taught the whole world through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Paul, draw us, we pray, nearer to you through the example of him whose conversion we celebrate today, and so make us witnesses to your truth in the world. As the Mass prayer illustrates for us, […]
O God, who taught the whole world through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Paul, draw us, we pray, nearer to you through the example of him whose conversion we celebrate today, and so make us witnesses to your truth in the world. “Today, there is a great need for reconciliation, dialogue and mutual understanding,” […]
In our continuing reflection on prayer in the letters of Saint Paul, we now consider the Apostle’s striking affirmation that Jesus Christ is God’s “Yes” to mankind and the fulfillment of all his promises, and that through Jesus we say our “Amen”, to the glory of God (cf. 2 Cor 1:19-20). For Paul, prayer is […]
Today’s first reading for Mass is the stunning narrative of Saint Paul’s conversion. I realized the full force of Grace when I was listening to it today. May I recommend it for your lectio? Saint Paul, pray for us.
Work is being done to gain greater clarity of where the apostle and martyr Saint Paul is buried. Jesuit Father Scott Brodeur, a New England Province Jesuit and professor at the Gregorian University, Rome, speaks to the project. This new information ought to be of concern to every Christian. Rome Reports carries the story.
Benedict: Our divisions diminish our witness to Christ…The goal of full unityis a secondary victory but important for the good of the human family
Dear brothers and sisters! It is with great joy that I extend my warm greetings to all of you who have gathered in this basilica for the liturgical Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, concluding the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, in this year when we are celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the […]
The religious and art worlds are abuzz with the latest find: an early 6th century image of the Apostle Paul in Naples. The discovery happened in the Catacombs of San Gennaro. Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi said “The image of Saint Paul has an intense expression, philosophical and its discovery enriches our image of one of the […]
In Paul what is pointed out theologically was also brought about physically: healed of his inner blindness, he sees clearly. Thus St Paul was not transformed by a thought but by an event, by the irresistible presence of the Risen One whom subsequently he would never be able to doubt, so powerful had been the evidence of the event, […]