Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 01.29.15 |
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9
1 Corinthians 7:32-35
Last week, Jesus announced the kingdom of God is at hand. This week, in mighty words and deeds, He exercises His dominion - asserting royal authority over the ruler of this world, Satan (see John 12:31).
Notice that today’s events take place on the sabbath. The sabbath was to be an everlasting sign -both of God’s covenant… [Continue Reading]
Today is the Feast Day of St. Thomas Aquinas! In honor of that, I thought I’d cover some ground I’ve been over before, namely, Thomas’ role as a model of Catholic theology and his primary focus on Scripture. Perhaps most striking—at least to some—is Thomas’ insistence on the priority of the literal-historical sense of Scripture.
In short, for Thomas Theology is a Scriptural enterprise. Since he’s… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 01.22.15 |
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
The calling of the brothers in today’s Gospel evokes Elisha’s commissioning by the prophet Elijah (see 1 Kings 19:19-21).
As Elijah comes upon Elisha working on his family’s farm, so Jesus sees the brothers working by the seaside. And as Elisha left his mother and father to follow Elijah, so the brothers leave their father to… [Continue Reading]
Posted by St. Paul Center on 01.19.15 |
“Wednesday is the feast of St. Agnes of Rome, virgin and martyr. I have a special devotion to little Agnes. Both my mom and my eldest daughter are named for her. I visit her relics whenever I’m in Rome. ”
Listen to Mike Aquilina as he talks with Bruce & Kris McGregor on Spirit Catholic Radio KVSS about one of his favorite saints.
For more, click here to read another post on St. Agnes.
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 01.15.15 |
1 Samuel 3:3-10,19
1 Corinthians 6:13-15,17-20
In the call of Samuel and the first Apostles, today’s Readings shed light on our own calling to be followers of Christ.
Notice in the Gospel today that John’s disciples are prepared to hear God’s call. They are already looking for the Messiah, so they trust in John’s word and follow when he points out the Lamb… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 01.09.15 |
Isaiah 42:1-4,6-7 (or Acts 10:34-38 or Is 40:1-5, 9-11 or Ti 2:11-14; 3:4-7)
Psalm 29:1-4, 9-10 (or Ps 104:1-4, 24-25, 27-30)
The Liturgy last week revealed the mystery of God’s plan - that in Jesus all peoples, symbolized by the Magi, have been made “co-heirs” to the blessings promised Israel. This week, we’re shown how we claim our inheritance.
Jesus doesn’t submit… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 01.05.15 |
The apologist C.S. Lewis imagined an unredeemed world as a place where it was always winter, but never Christmas.
This winter I find myself in a different place from Lewis’s imagining. It’s always Christmas, it seems — and that is as it should be.
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 12.31.14 |
Today we give thanks to Mary, the Mother of God. Her response to the angel, born of a humble heart, brought us life and salvation in the Child conceived in her womb.
From before all ages, God had destined her for this decisive role in salvation history. She was to be the woman who in the fullness of time would bear God’s only… [Continue Reading]