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Do You Believe?

Fr. Richard Pagano reflects on the readings for the third Sunday of Easter (April 30, 2017).  In this week’s Gospel we hear about the Road to Emmaus.  Fr. Pagano reminds us that Christ wants to journey with us, just as he did with his two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Fr. Pagano is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese …

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How is God Merciful to Doubting Thomas?

Fr. Richard Pagano reflects on the readings for this upcoming Sunday, Divine Mercy Sunday (April 23, 2017). He reminds us that Jesus desires to come to us in our doubt and sin, just like he came to St. Thomas, to draw us into a deeper relationship with him. Fr. Pagano is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of St. …

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Bringing Others to Christ Through Friendship

In this clip from the West Coast Biblical Studies Conference, Dr. John Kincaid, Professor of Theology and Scripture at JPCatholic, speaks about the role of friendship in evangelization. To listen to all the talks from the conference, click here.

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Matthew: Jesus as the New Son of David

— By Luke Heintschel — Evangelizing Academia JPCatholic’s goal across departments and programs is to Impact Culture for Christ. For the MA program, that includes impacting Biblical Scholarship for Christ. Despite the field’s focus—i.e. the Bible—there is much work to be done in impacting academic culture for Christ. One of the ways our professors have worked to accomplish this goal …

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The Interpretation of Scripture

— By Luke Heintschel — Modern Academia and the Historical Critical Method This blog post began as an answer to a question on the “AcademicBiblical” Reddit community. Reddit advertises itself as “the front page of the internet,” and the Academic Biblical subreddit attempts to be an avenue for academic discussion of the Bible and other relevant topics. They do not, …

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Easter: Spiritual Springtime

Fr. Richard Pagano reflects on the readings for Easter Sunday, April 16th 2017, The Resurrection of Our Lord. In this video, Fr. Pagano reminds us that the journey from Lent to Easter is a journey from death to life, and God wants to give us a taste of paradise. Fr. Pagano is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of St. …

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Wave Palms and Shout Hosanna!

“When we cry out Hosanna, we’re crying out for help, and our God comes to save us. He intends to help you.”  Fr. Pagano reflects on the readings for Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Fr. Pagano is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of St. Augustine, FL. He is currently enrolled in JPCatholic’s MBA in Film Producing program. To …

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Pentecost: The Un-Babel

Dr. John Bergsma discusses how Pentecost is the reversal of what happened at the Tower of Babel. To listen to all the talks from the conference, click here. This clip is an excerpt from the West Coast Biblical Studies Conference held on January 27th-28th 2017.

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New Life for Lazarus and for You

In this week’s Gospel reflection for the 5th Sunday of Lent, Fr. Pagano reminds us why we don’t need to fear death. Jesus tells us this week “I am the Resurrection and the Life, whoever believes in me, even if he dies will live.” Click here for a reflection on spiritual death from St. Francis De Sales. Fr. Pagano is a …