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October 4, 2008 - 8:15 AM EDT
"Did not our hearts burn within he opened up to us the Scriptures?"
—Luke 24:32
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What's New With the St. Paul Center

Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians Conference
There is still time to sign up for our workshop-retreat for clergy to be held at the St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania June 16-20, 2008. This week will feature seminars by Dr. Hahn, Dr. Brant Pitre, Dr. John Bergsma and more! [Read more]
Feasts of Faith Conference
The 5th Annual West Coast Biblical Studies Conference is set for January 19-20, 2008 in Riverside, CA. Details and registration are now available. [Read more]

Archbishop Gomez Begins Spanish Broadcasts on Sunday Mass Readings
Archbishop José  H. Gomez of San Antonio, Texas has begun weekly Spanish-language radio broadcasts of Al Partir el Pan, popular biblical reflections on the Sunday Mass readings produced by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. [Read more]

Back to School with Understanding the Scriptures.
As the new school year begins, we continue to be humbled and amazed at the extraordinary success of our textbook, Understanding the Scriptures. [Read More]


Letter and Spirit: Journal of the St. Paul Center for Biblical TheologyListen to Top Lectures in Biblical Theology!
Now, you can listen to some of the finest lectures in biblical theology -- at our sister site,  You can download audio files from last fall's Letter & Spirit Conference, "Word, Worship, and the Mysteries." [Read More]

Students for On-Line Classes Tops 26,000 -- New Learning “Tracks” Announced!


More than 26,000 students, from 25 countries, have enrolled for our free on-line Bible study classes. Also, beginning this month, we’re offering curricula and study plans that enable more in-depth use of our on-line classes. [Read More]

Summer School in Greek, Hebrew & Latin!
St. Paul Center fellow, Dr. John Bergsma, will be teaching intensive courses in Greek, Hebrew, and Latin this summer. The courses are designed to provide students with the ability to read a variety of ancient and/or Biblical texts with the assistance of appropriate tools. Thecourses assume no prior knowledge of Latin, Greek, or Hebrew. [Read More]

!Al Partir el Pan! ("Breaking the Bread") - A New Outreach to Hispanic Catholics
We've begun publishing Spanish-language translations of our popular biblical reflections on the Sunday Mass readings. The translations will be posted on our website, where you'll be able to download them for free to use as homily helps, parish bulletin inserts, or as resource in other ministries. Nearly 40 percent of the nation's Catholics are Hispanic and Hispanics are by far the fastest-growing segment of the Church. [Read More]

Sound Salvation - Our Radio Ministry Begins!
Beginning this month, you'll be able to hear Dr. Scott Hahn on independent Catholic radio stations across the country. Dr. Hahn will offer short teachings and reflections on the upcoming Sunday Mass readings. His reflections will air on most stations each Friday and Saturday. [Read More]

A "Spiritual Bouquet" for Biblical Renewal
Center staff and supporters have pledged to pray thousands of hours for Pope Benedict XVI's intention that "like Mary, the Church will be a humble handmaid of the divine Word." [Read More]

Hahn Delivers Inaugural Benedict XVI Chair Lecture
“In naming this chair, St. Vincent’s has become the first institution in the world to recognize the unparalleled contribution of our new pope to restoring the original and indivisible unity of Scripture and Church, revelation and tradition, the Bible and the liturgy, theology and catechesis,” Hahn said during an hour-long talk to an audience of nearly 500 people, including bishops, priests, seminarians, and students. [Read More]

Why a Leading Protestant Thinks  a Pope Might Be a Good Idea
Dr. Scott Hahn discusses an extraordinary article in a leading Protestant magazine.  [Read More]
Read D. Stephen Long's "In Need of a Pope?"

- Download the article (.pdf file, requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Catch the Catholic Passion!
Center fellow David Scott's latest book - a comprehensive study and celebration of the faith - is being called a 'masterwork' [Read More]

Center Fellow Explores Life and Times of Benedict XVI
We Have a Pope! Benedict XVI, by Dr. Matthew E. Bunson, is  the first Catholic biography of the new pope to be issued in the English-language.[Read More]

'Understanding the Scriptures' - A Major Publishing Event
Dr. Scott Hahn's new Understanding the Scriptures: A Complete Course on Bible Study is the only book of its kind. Download a table of contents and the first chapter of this 560-page, lavishly illustrated, comprehensive introduction to reading the Bible from the heart of the Church. [Read More]

'The Biblical Vision of Pope John Paul II'

"We should have known, from his first words as pope, that the world was in for something different...." Scott Hahn's personal reflections on the mission and meaning of John Paul II. [Read More]

 Queen Mother Book First in New Center Series: The Center's "Letter & Spirit Project" aims to advance the way the Bible is studied in seminaries and universities. The first book in the series has just been released - Dr. Edward Sri's, The Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary's Queenship. [Read More]

Center Fellow Publishes First Study of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta: David Scott's A Revolution of Love: The Meaning of Mother Teresa is the first to make use of newly discovered letters she wrote to her spiritual directors and superiors beginning in the 1940s. [Read More]

New Article Will Reach 311,000!  Dr. Scott Hahn has written the cover story for the January 2005 issue of St. Anthony Messenger, one of the nation's largest circulation Catholic magazines. Dr. Hahn's "The Gospel of Fulfillment" is an introduction to the Gospel of Matthew. St. Anthony Messenger reaches 311,282 subscribers each month. To order a copy, call (800) 488-0488. To read the article on-line: [Read More]


Hahn Named to New Chair: A newly endowed Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation has been awarded to Dr. Scott Hahn at Saint Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. [Read More]

New Catholic Guide to the Bible Available: Catholics worldwide now have access to a comprehensive new introduction to the Bible. "Learning God's Word: A Catholic Guide to Scripture Study," written by Senior Fellow Father Michael Giesler, is exclusively available, free of charge, on "This is such a superb and thorough introduction to the Bible," said Center President Dr. Scott Hahn. [Read More is a Three-Time Winner!: has given us its highest award - the Triple Excellence Award for Fidelity, Resources and Usability.  "Filled with useful resources, this site leads Catholics to a greater love and understanding of the Scriptures and Christ's Church," the on-line watchdog group concluded. [Read More]

First Class of Parish-Based Bible Study Leaders Trained: With the training of its first class of Bible study leaders, the St. Paul Center is laying the groundwork for a biblical renewal in Catholic parishes. [Read More]. Dr. Scott Hahn says the program reflects a life-long dream of he and Kimberly Hahn. "The dream is this..." [Read More]


Important New Scholarly Articles Published: Center Founder Dr. Scott Hahn and Senior Fellow Dr. John Bergsma have published "What Laws Were 'Not Good'? A Canonical Approach to the Theological Problem of Ezekiel 20:25-26," in the most recent edition of the Journal of Biblical Literature. In another new article, Dr. Hahn proposes a new interpretation of a crucial passage in the Book of Hebrews that has long been a riddle to scholars. "A Broken Covenant and the Curse-of-Death: A Study of Hebrews 9:15-22," appears in the most recent issue of Catholic Biblical Quarterly. [Read More]

Pontifical University Honors Hahn for 'Outstanding Service': The Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico has awarded an honorary doctoral degree to Center Founder, Dr. Scott Hahn. "The unique way that you live and profess your Catholic faith is a model," the University said. [Read More]

Top American Theologian Leaves Us His Legacy: A select advisor to the Pope, Father Ronald Lawler was an early champion of our work - and a benefactor for  generations to come. [Read More]  




CENTER NEWS ARCHIVE: How we helped one of the country's top Division I quarterbacks hear a new call and other past center news.  [Read More]  




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