The Mystery Kept Secret: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday in Advent

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 12.17.14 |

annunciation botticelli

Readings
2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8-11,16
Psalm 89:2-5,27,29
Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1:26-38

What is announced to Mary in today’s Gospel is the revelation of all that the prophets had spoken. It is, as Paul declares in today’s Epistle, the mystery kept secret since before the foundation of the world (see Ephesians 1:9; 3:3-9).

Mary is the virgin prophesied to bear a son of the house of David (see Isaiah 7:13-14).…  [Continue Reading]

God in the Details

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 12.08.14 |

Joy is what we sing about at Christmas, but it’s not often what we have in our hearts. We get so distracted by work and worries that we hardly notice the season; and then, when we do notice, the logistics of the celebration can lead to more worry still.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the details of Christmas preparation. As we prepare, we need to remember that God is in the details.

I turned to the…  [Continue Reading]

Straighten the Path: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Second Sunday in Advent

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 12.03.14 |

Prepare the way

Readings:
Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11
Psalm 85:9-14
2 Peter 3:8-14
Mark 1:1-8

Our God is coming. The time of exile - the long separation of humankind from God due to sin - is about to end. This is the good news proclaimed in today’s liturgy.

Isaiah in today’s First Reading promises Israel’s future release and return from captivity and exile. But as today’s Gospel shows, Israel’s historic deliverance was meant…  [Continue Reading]

Watch For Him: Scott Hahn Reflects on the First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 11.25.14 |

Bethlehem Bound

Readings:
Isaiah 63:16-17, 19
Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:33-37

The new Church year begins with a plea for God’s visitation. “Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down,” the prophet Isaiah cries in today’s First Reading.

In today’s Psalm, too, we hear the anguished voice of Israel, imploring God to look down from His heavenly throne - to save and shepherd His people.…  [Continue Reading]

When the End Comes: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Feast of Christ the King

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 11.21.14 |

Christ the King

Readings:
Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17
Psalm 23:1-3, 5-6
1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28
Matthew 25:31-46

The Church year ends this week with a vision of the end of time. The scene in the Gospel is stark and resounds with Old Testament echoes.
 
The Son of Man is enthroned over all nations and peoples of every language (see Daniel 7:13-14). The nations have been gathered to see His glory and receive His judgment…  [Continue Reading]

No Problem, Houston!

Posted by Matthew Leonard on 11.17.14 |

Houston Raquel 2014

All I can say is, “Wow!” This past weekend in Houston, Texas, was unbelievable. Along with St Paul Center staff and Fellows, Rob Corzine, Raquel Lopez, and Ximena DeBroek, I was as St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church to present Genesis to Jesus, the foundational program of our parish Bible study program Journey Through Scripture. We expected some warm weather and a little more than 100 people…  [Continue Reading]

Settling Accounts: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 11.14.14 |

Money Talents

Readings:
Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Psalm 128:1-5
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
Matthew 25:14-30

The day of the Lord is coming, Paul warns in today’s Epistle. What matters isn’t the time or the season, but what the Lord finds us doing with the new life, the graces He has given to us.

This is at the heart of Jesus’ parable in today’s Gospel. Jesus is the Master. Having died, risen, and ascended into…  [Continue Reading]

writer. fighter. mitre - St. Leo the Great

Posted by St. Paul Center on 11.09.14 |

All Christians believe the key doctrine that Jesus is all God and all man. Why? Because of the Catholic Church and men like St. Leo the Great.


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