Deacon Paul Carlson

Deacon Paul was the first lay catechist in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis teaching Scripture classes in 132 different parishes. He taught Old Testament to deacons in formation beginning in 1979, was the first in his class of deacons in 1976, and served on the Marriage Tribunal. Deacon Paul passed away in 2011 at the age of 94.

Brothers of Jesus?

Recently an archeological find of great importance to Bible scholars was announced in the press. An ossuary (bone box) surfaced as part of a private collection with the inscription “James the son of Joseph, the brother of Jesus.” In June 2003 the Israel Antiquities Authority declared it a forgery. In the New Testament there are passages referring …

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toddler baptized

Why Infant Baptism?

Since the Reformation much ink has flowed from the pens of writers discussing the pros and cons of infant baptism. The main argument has centered on what the Bible does or does not teach. This is a fallacious contention for the simple reason that the New Testament (NT) canon was not established for all practical purposes …

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Open Bible

What is the Bible?

The Bible is a library of some of the religious literature of ancient Israel and of the Christian Church. Like any library it contains a great variety of literary forms. There is history, saga, tales of tribal heroes, and legends about the beginnings of the world. There are poetry, drama, parables, allegory, prophecy, maxims, proverbs, and …

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