Tag Archives: St. Paul

To Humility, Generosity and Confidence

St. Francis de Sales teaches that humility is more than us lacking trust in ourselves.  On the contrary, humility is an expression of our confidence in God and His generosity. For in humility we can echo words of St. Paul … Continue reading

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Rome Pilgrimage – Churches of Rome

Basilica of Santa Maria Ara Coeli, a church we celebrated Mass at, is located on the Capitoline Hill.  According to tradition, the Blessed Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child appeared to Augustus Caesar on Capitoline Hill.  The vision of the … Continue reading

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Rome Pilgrimage – St. Paul

Today our pilgrimage brought us to Roman churches associated with St. Paul.  In the morning we visited the Basilicas of Santa Prassede and Santa Pudenziana.  These basilicas are decided to the two daughters of Pudens (2 Timothy 4:21).   Pudens was … Continue reading

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St. Paul on One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church

Paul consistently preached in his epistles one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. Paul was adamant that the Church of Christ be one.  Paul opened his letter to Church in Corinth with an appeal –“I appeal to you, brethren, by the … Continue reading

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Salvation, Through God and a Person Working Together

St. Paul teaches that salvation is achieved through God and a person working together.  Salvation comes from God alone (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 169), but is not achieved by God alone.  The person must respond to God’s offer … Continue reading

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Purgatory in the Old Testament and Early Church

I will conclude this week’s brief (unplanned, but is this not how the Lord works) discourse on Purgatory with The Roots of Purgatory which presents further Biblical support for Purgatory.  The early Church Fathers teachings on the Purgatory is also briefly presented … Continue reading

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Yes Virginia, There Is a Purgatory

My recent postings referencing Purgatory have prompted some to ask, where does Purgatory appear in the Bible?   St. Paul wrote in Greek.   When St. Paul stated that, “he himself will be saved, but only as through fire,” (1 Corinthians 3:15) … Continue reading

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