Lawrence B. Porter, STL, PhD

About Lawrence B. Porter, STL, PhD

Lawrence B. Porter, STB, STL, STLr, PhD, is a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ, and a professor of systematic theology in the Seminary/School of Theology at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. In his thirty years of teaching, Porter has published two books, A Guide to the Church (2008) and The Assault on Priesthood (2012), and more than thirty articles in various pastoral and theological journals. Porter regularly presides and preaches at the noon time Sunday Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Hillside, NJ.

Catholics in High Public Office Today

Today there are approximately 51 million Catholic Christians in the United States. The U.S. population currently numbers approximately 330 million, and thus Catholics make up only about one fifth of the population. Nevertheless, there is an … [Read more...]

Running in the Bible

Its Implications for the Christian Life

In the United State of America in the early twenty-first century, running is one of the most popular forms of physical exercise. Of these, today’s runners, one might ask: how many know that running has a significant place in the Bible? Many … [Read more...]

Aquinas as Biblical Exegete

His Interpretation of Paul’s “Thorn in the Flesh”

No doubt Thomas Aquinas is most famous as a systematic theologian who made great use of philosophical sources such as Aristotle’s Metaphysics. Nevertheless, when Aquinas first taught at the University of Paris, he held the title of Magister … [Read more...]