Memorial of the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

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St. Paul by Carvaggio

The painting of the conversion of St. Paul above is by Carvaggio. If Paul can be welcomed into the church, so can you. So can any of us. As my four year old said after listening to Justin Bieber, “It’s never too late to say sorry.” More after the jump:

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Examining Paul through the eyes of a classicist

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The Keating family

In U.S. Catholic, Sarah Ruden, puts St. Paul’s teachings into their historical context. “The ancient institution of marriage is a fairly brutal one . . . and it just chews individuals up, especially women . . .” We can credit St. Paul with the idea of love marriage: Examining Paul through the eyes of a classicist. (Above: my family after my second was born.)

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