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Category: Church Fathers

Jesus dwells with and within us

Resonating in our hearts to remind us of the joy of the coming season, the supernatural and natural forces of faith and reason dwell within us — as we prepare to celebrate that “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (Jn 1:14).

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Reading the Church Fathers: An Interview with James Papandrea

In 2012, Dr. James Papandrea published his textbook introducing beginners to the writings of the early Church Fathers, the key players in the Church from the time of the apostles up to the Council of Nicea (325 A.D.). Papandrea, a convert to Catholicism and professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary […]

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Saint Robert Bellarmine on the Fruits of Fasting

Saint Robert Bellarmine on the Fruits of FastingThe necessity of fasting is twofold, derived from divine law and human law. Of the divine, the prophet Joel speaks: “Be converted to me with your whole heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and in mourning.” The same language is used by the prophet Jonah, who testifies that the Ninevites, in order to appease the […]

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Faith Counts

Michael Pakaluk on parables of word and fact. A parable in fact is when the Lord does or arranges something that is meant to have a meaning beyond itself.

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