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A New Wind: Scott Hahn Reflects on Pentecost

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.22.15 |

Pentecost

Readings:
Acts 2:1-11
Psalm 104:1,24,29-31,34
1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13
John 20:19-23

The giving of the Spirit to the new people of God crowns the mighty acts of the Father in salvation history.

The Jewish feast of Pentecost called all devout Jews to Jerusalem to celebrate their birth as God’s chosen people, in the covenant Law given to Moses at Sinai (see Leviticus 23:15-21; Deuteronomy 16:9-11).…  [Continue Reading]

The Kingdom Remains: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Seventh Sunday of Easter

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.14.15 |

Jesus Praying - All be one

Readings:
Acts 1:15-17, 20-26
Psalms 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20
1 John 4:11-16
John 17:11-19

Today’s First Reading begins by giving us a time-frame—the events take place during the days between Christ’s ascension and Pentecost. We’re at the same point in our liturgical year. On Thursday we celebrated His being taken up in glory, and next Sunday we will celebrate His sending of the Spirit upon the Church.…  [Continue Reading]

Begotten By Love: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.08.15 |

Upper Room Jesus Friends

Readings:
Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
Psalm 98:1-4
1 John 4:7-10
John 15:9-17

God is love, and He revealed that love in sending His only Son to be a sacrificial offering for our sins.

In these words from today’s Epistle, we should hear an echo of the story of Abraham’s offering of Isaac at the dawn of salvation history. Because Abraham obeyed God’s command and did not with-hold his only beloved son,…  [Continue Reading]

The Mysteries of May

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.04.15 |

Holy Family

I love the month of May — and not only because it comes with nicer and more predictable weather where I live. I love it for reasons even better than that. I love it because, in a distinctive way, it traces the mysteries of our redemption. And it does this in a way that’s different from Lent or Advent or any other season.

It’s a Marian pilgrimage, of course, since Christians have for centuries marked…  [Continue Reading]

On the Vine: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.01.15 |

Jesus the Vine

Readings:
Acts 9:26-31
Psalm 22:26-28, 30-32
1 John 3:18-24
John 15:1-8

In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that He is the true vine that God intended Israel to be—the source of divine life and wisdom for the nations (see Sirach 24:17-24).

In baptism, each of us was joined to Him by the Holy Spirit. As a branch grows from a tree, our souls are to draw life from Him, nourished by His word and the Eucharist.…  [Continue Reading]

The Shepherd’s Voice: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.23.15 |

Good Shepherd 2

Readings:
Acts 4:8-12
Psalm 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 29
1 John 3:1-2
John 10:11-18

Jesus, in today’s Gospel, says that He is the good shepherd the prophets had promised to Israel.

He is the shepherd-prince, the new David—who frees people from bondage to sin and gathers them into one flock, the Church, under a new covenant, made in His blood (see Ezekiel 34:10-13, 23-31).

His flock includes other sheep,…  [Continue Reading]

Understanding the Scriptures: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Third Sunday of Easter

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.17.15 |

Bible Open Glasses

Readings:
Acts 3:13-15, 17-19
Psalms 4:2, 4, 7-9
1 John 2:1-5
Luke 24:35-48

Jesus in today’s Gospel, teaches His apostles how to interpret the Scriptures.

He tells them that all the Scriptures of what we now call the Old Testament refer to Him. He says that all the promises found in the Old Testament have been fulfilled in His passion, death, and resurrection. And He tells them that these Scriptures…  [Continue Reading]

The Day the Lord Made: Scott Hahn Reflects on Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.10.15 |

Divine Mercy II

Readings:
Acts 4:32-35
Psalms 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
1 John 5:1-6
John 20:19-31

Three times in today’s Psalm we cry out a victory shout: “His mercy endures forever.”

Truly we’ve known the everlasting love of God, who has come to us as our Savior. By the blood and water that flowed from Jesus’ pierced side (see John 19:34), we’ve been made God’s children, as we hear in today’s Epistle.

Yet we never…  [Continue Reading]


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