Fr. Paul Scalia

Fr. Paul Scalia

Arlington, VA, USA

Father Scalia is a native of Virginia and grew up in the Diocese of Arlington. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He then studied theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, both in Rome. Since his ordination in 1996 he has served as parochial vicar at Saint Bernadette, Saint Patrick, and Saint Rita parishes. He served as pastor of Saint John the Beloved until 2012, when he was appointed the Bishop’s Delegate for Clergy. He has written for various publications and is a regular contributor to the Arlington Catholic Herald and Encourage and Teach on the diocesan website. He is also a frequent speaker for the Institute of Catholic Culture in Front Royal.

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The Power of Thanksgiving

The Power of Thanksgiving

It is one of the first things that parents teach their children — to give thanks. They encourage them to... see more
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5 Lessons from St. Joseph’s Ordinary Life

5 Lessons from St. Joseph’s Ordinary Life

Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” Yet, that’s precisely... see more
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The Seven Deadly Sins: Defeated

The Seven Deadly Sins: Defeated

Saint Thomas Aquinas observes that our Lord’s Cross exemplifies every virtue. Which is also to say that it vanquishes every... see more
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The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

She came at this time of day to avoid people. Everyone else in town fetched water in the cool of... see more
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The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony

The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony

It had not always been this bad. There were days, not long ago, that he had food aplenty and friends... see more
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The Seven Deadly Sins: Avarice

The Seven Deadly Sins: Avarice

He was content to live in squalor – in a damp, dark place with practically no possessions. He was content to... see more
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The Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth

The Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth

It is not as though he had done anything wrong. He had not lost his master’s money in bad investments... see more
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The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath

The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath

He was a carpenter, but we have only one example of his workmanship: a whip that He made out of... see more
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The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy

The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy

“Gr-r-r–there go, my heart’s abhorrence!” Thus begins Robert Browning’s Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister. The poem gives an hilarious insight into... see more
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The Seven Deadly Sins: Vanity

The Seven Deadly Sins: Vanity

In his depiction of the Seven Deadly Sins, Hieronymus Bosch gets pride — and by extension, vanity — exactly right. ... see more
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