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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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The Gospel comes with power

November 17, 2008
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

One reason, perhaps the main reason, that we have been so ignorant of the writings of St. Paul is that, unlike the four Gospel writers, Paul does not tell stories about the life of Jesus.

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Jesus is the image of the one god

November 24, 2008
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Paul at a few points in his writings calls Christ "the image of God." Perhaps the clearest statement comes in his letter to the Colossians where Paul writes, "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation" (1:15).

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Paul becomes the Lord's chosen instrument

December 1, 2008
GERARD McLARNEY
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Sacred Scripture offers two avenues by which we may be drawn into the faith world of St. Paul and come face-to-face with the truth and beauty of the Gospel he preached: the letters Paul wrote and Acts of the Apostles, penned by the evangelist Luke.

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