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Then the LORD God Formed the Man, Genesis 2:7-9

Fr. Paul Schenck |
June 10, 2009 No Comments

Marcus welcomes good friend and former Jew and Anglican minister Fr. Paul Schenck, Ph.D.. In this “Year for Priests,” Marcus asks guests to choose Scripture verses that have specifically inspired them to follow Jesus. Drawing upon his Jewish background and studies, Fr. Paul Schenck illuminates the original language of this passage (Hebrew) and addresses the following questions: Why were we created? How does the Book of Genesis show God’s pure and intimate love for us?

Scripture verse: Genesis 2:7-9

Resources mentioned: 

  • Next week’s Deep in Scripture episode (featuring the verse that was particularly challenging to Marcus and Marilyn Grodi in their journey to the Catholic Church.)
  • Fr. Paul Schenck’s conversion story
  • Dr. Paul Schenck’s The Journey Home episode (2004)

Fr. Paul Schenck

Fr. Paul Chaim Benedicta Schenck is a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg where he is Director of the Respect Life Office. A former Anglican minister, Fr. Paul CB Schenck is founder and chairman of the National Pro-Life Center on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., located directly across the street from the United States Supreme Court. It is the only pro-life initiative geographically located on Capitol Hill. The mission of the Center is to give the Court, its high level staff and members of US Senate Judiciary Committee the information, education and inspiration to better form their consciences so they will make better decisions. The mission is located at 113 Second Street NE, Washington, D.C.

Father Schenck was raised Jewish. He was baptized at 16 years old and was ordained in the evangelical and Anglican tradition. He and his family came to the Catholic Church in 2004. Today, he conducts pro-life ministry in three capital cities: Harrisburg, Annapolis and Washington, DC, as well as throughout the country.

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