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Thanksgiving touches God's heart

September 8, 2008
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

One of the greatest gifts the Lord has given to me is the privilege of being a father. Within that gift is the joy that comes when one of my four girls turns their attention to my fatherhood.

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Put on the mind of Jesus Christ

September 15, 2008
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Many priests, when asked about the roots of their vocations, say that as young boys they would pretend to celebrate the Mass. I did that too although I never darkened the door of a seminary later in life.

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Paul's 'zeal' had a violent streak

September 22, 2008
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St Paul's letter to the Galatians contains his most extended autobiographical remarks, remarks he makes to defend his role as an apostle.

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Scholars say St. Paul lives today

September 29, 2008
CAROL GLATZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Vatican City – By proclaiming a year dedicated to St. Paul, Pope Benedict brought attention to a Biblical figure who often has been off the Church's radar.

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St Paul – a joyful, Christian witness

October 6, 2008
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Paul's mission to the Gentiles was a much smaller enterprise than a Billy Graham crusade, a Nova Scotia theologian told Scripturefest 2008.

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Hot-headed Paul attacks lack of faith

October 13, 2008
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Trouble was brewing in Galatia. St. Paul had preached the Gospel to the people in this region of modern-day Turkey while they nursed him back to health from an undisclosed ailment. They treated him "as angel of God, as Christ Jesus."

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Ephesians: A struggle of the powers

October 20, 2008
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

One notable feature of St. Paul's letter to the Ephesians is its concern with power. The apostle writes about the power of earthly authorities, the power of Jesus Christ, the power of Christ within us and the power of "the wicked spiritual elements in heavenly places."

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Paul had fond ties with Philippians

October 27, 2008
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Lydia was a devout woman, a believer in God in Philippi, a pagan city. She went down to the river that day to join the other women in prayer.

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The conversion of St. Paul (I)

November 3, 2008
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

One can only guess at what might have been going on in Paul's mind when Jesus appeared to him on the road to Damascus. But surely one question he must have asked himself was, "What the heck is he doing here?"

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Paul's conversion and the resurrection

November 10, 2008
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Paul was persecuting the followers of a dead man. Or so he thought. It must have been a tremendous shock for Paul to meet Jesus on the road to Damascus.

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