"Why Paul? Why Now?" - Queens
Year of Paul
Come, spend some time with a man whose words
and influence have thrived, challenged and comforted for 2000
In celebration of the Pauline Year – a special jubilee year marking
the 2000th anniversary of the saint’s birth — Pope Benedict XVI
invites people to listen to this great saint anew.
Why Paul? Why Now?
Almost half the books of the New Testament are attributed to
It is difficult to exaggerate his significance for the Early
Christian Church or
the influence he has had on Christian thinking right up to the
The force with which he thought and spoke can still be felt in his
and we regularly sense the power of his words in our liturgical
He is as much a source of controversy as consolation. In this
Pope Benedict XVI invites people to listen to this great saint
anew. In our
gathering on this evening, we plan to highlight some of the
significant aspects of Paul’s thought and deal with some of the
he raises through presentation, discussion and questions. Our goal
hear him anew for our time and place.
Rev. Patrick J. Griffin, C.M., Executive Vice President for Mission
and Branch Campuses at St. John’s University, has a Ph.D. in
Biblical Studies (1984) from The Catholic University of America and
has taught Scripture at several universities and seminaries. Most
recently, he has been a Professor at the Seminary of the Immaculate
Conception in Huntington, Long Island. The talk is intended to
introduce (or re-introduce) this fascinating missionary and
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
7 – 9 p.m.
St. Thomas More Church, Queens Campus
Please register by contacting Sue Scacalossi at (718) 990-3004 or
Refreshments will be served.