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Give St. Paul back to the people

June 30, 2008
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

If the Year of St. Paul aims at anything, it should be to give St. Paul back to the masses.

Paul was an ordinary man, a tentmaker, who wrote letters of encouragement and correction to ordinary people in the first century.

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Resources can aid in the study of St. Paul's writings

July 14, 2008
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

There is a wealth of resources available for Christians who want to enter more deeply into the Year of St. Paul.

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Idolatry has moral consequences

July 21, 2008
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Paul was often in trouble with local authorities when he preached the Gospel. One of the worst incidents came in Ephesus.

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A call to the task of reconciliation

August 25, 2008
FR. THOMAS RYAN, csp
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

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As we enter the second inning in year-long celebrations to mark the second millennium since the birth of the apostle Paul, we might ask: What was his major theme? And how might that give particular focus to efforts undertaken by local congregations as well as by individual Christians in the year ahead?

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Church needs vision of resurrection

September 1, 2008
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Over the next three weeks – from Sept. 1 to 20 – the First Reading at daily Mass will be taken from St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. Perhaps it would be appropriate if I interrupt this series of articles on St. Paul to make a few remarks on 1 Corinthians, one of Paul's most popular letters.

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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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Lord Jesus is our blueprint for life

October 16, 2006
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

So, where is the program for a new society? Where is the blueprint for God's kingdom on earth?

The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church has devoted 255 pages to outlining the principles of Catholic social teaching and how they generally apply to issues, ranging from the family to the environment to global poverty.

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