Saint Paul had his conversion on the road to Damascus where he met the risen Christ and was blinded. He went on to Damascus where he was healed and baptized.
He then spent three years in the desert of Arabia and then visited Peter and James in Jerusalem spending two weeks there before beginning his ministry.
Historians argue that Paul learned the Gospel from Peter and James during those two weeks due to the Greek word used for his visit which implies a substantive investigation.
But Gal 1:11-16 suggests that he received the Gospel directly from Jesus and not from the Apostles and from this many assign high prominance to his theolgy even though he and the other Apostles ultimately come to agreement.
11 For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s gospel.[a] 12 For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. 14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when he who had set me apart before I was born,** and who called me by his grace, 16 was pleased to reveal his Son to[c] me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;[d]**
What’s the official Catholic view?