I Was an Atheist Until I Read “The Lord of the Rings”
by Fredric Heidemann . September 10, 2018 .
Giving Up Spirituality for a Life of Religious Abundance
by Matt Nelson . July 13, 2018 .
Kanye West, Jordan Peterson, and the Allure of Catholicism
by Matthew Becklo . May 23, 2018 .
Four Spiritual Lessons from the Life of Paul
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 29, 2018 .
I would like to focus my attention this week on the magnificent first reading, taken from the pivotal ninth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. I say pivotal because this is the chapter in which the conversion of Saul is recounted. Hans Urs von Balthasar refers to Paul as one of the great archetypes in the life of the Church, and so we can benefit from a close study of the spiritual lessons from his life and his manner of discipleship.