Husbands and Fathers in the Image of Christ: Facilitating God’s Will for Our Wives and Children

What does it mean for a man to love his wife and children as Christ loved (and loves) his Church?  Obviously, a lot rides on the word “as”—loving as Christ loves. ... It means according to the same standard with which Christ loves.  Pope … [Read more...]

The Dynamic of the Gift: Authority and Submission in Christian Marriage

Both persons in a marriage are called to love ... called to a life of giving and receiving.  The catch is:  spouses don’t give and receive in exactly the same way ... because man and woman are not replicas of one another, nor are they mir … [Read more...]

The Theology of St. Paul

St. Paul is the most important theologian in the history of the Church ... since St. Paul first gave expression to many truths that are the basis of the Creed and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.   St. Paul's conversion and … [Read more...]

The Year of St. Paul

Editorial, March 2009

The greatest missionary in the history of the Church was the convert Saul of Tarsus who, by the grace of God, was changed from a persecutor of Jesus and his Church to the Apostle to the Gentiles. He was born of Jewish parents in Tarsus, … [Read more...]

Challenges to Preaching Paul

St. Paul is a role model for the preacher because he exemplified faith, passion and utility in his letters.

Preaching Paul is no mean feat. The Pauline literature in the Lectionary includes the thirteen disparate letters bearing Paul’s name, as well as Hebrews.[1. Since the Vatican’s Latin Vulgate continues to list Hebrews under the heading of Pau … [Read more...]