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Feast of Faith

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 06.14.12 |

Lamb Sacrifice

“Let us, therefore, celebrate the festival … with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” (1 Corinthians 5:8).

Saint Paul wrote that line about the Christian Passover, the feast of the victory of the Lamb of God. But he would certainly forgive me for applying it to the feast day he shares with Saint Peter on the Church’s calendar.

It’s a big day for us at the Saint Paul Center. He is, after all,…  [Continue Reading]

Blood of the Covenant: Reflections on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 06.08.12 |

Priest Raising Host

All of today’s readings are set in the context of the Passover. The First Reading recalls the old covenant celebrated at Sinai following the first Passover and the exodus.

In sprinkling the blood of the covenant on the Israelites, Moses was symbolizing God’s desire in this covenant to make them His family, His “blood” relations.

Quoting Moses’ words in today’s Gospel, Jesus elevates and transforms…  [Continue Reading]

Family of Love: Reflections on the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 06.01.12 |

Trinity

Last Sunday, we celebrated the sending of the Spirit, which sealed God’s new covenant and made a new creation.

In this new creation, we live in the family of God, who has revealed himself as a Trinity of love. We share in His divine nature through His body and blood (see 2 Peter 1:4). This is the meaning of the three feasts that cap the Easter season - Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, and Corpus Christi.…  [Continue Reading]

A New Wind: Reflections on Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.25.12 |

Pentecost

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).

In today’s First Reading the mysteries prefigured in that feast are fulfilled in the…  [Continue Reading]

Hearing the Call: Reflections on the Ascension of the Lord

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.18.12 |

Ascension

In today’s first reading, St. Luke gives the surprising news that there is more of the story to be told. The story did not end with the empty tomb, or with Jesus’ appearances to the Apostles over the course of forty days. Jesus’ saving work will have a liturgical consummation. He is the great high priest, and he has still to ascend to the heavenly Jerusalem, there to celebrate the feast in the true…  [Continue Reading]

Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.17.12 |

Michael Scanlan Chair

Honored & humbled to receive the “Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization” here at FUS:

STEUBENVILLE, OH—Recognizing him as a singular gift to the Catholic Church, Franciscan University of Steubenville awarded the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization to world-renowned Scripture scholar, theologian, author, and speaker…  [Continue Reading]

Begotten By Love: Reflections for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.11.12 |

Abraham and Issac

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, God promised that Abraham’s descendants, the children of Israel, would be…  [Continue Reading]

Bride and Joy

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.08.12 |

Wedding Feast at Cana

“There was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there” (John 2:1).

It’s May, Mary’s month, and the month when I am “giving away” my daughter in marriage. It’s hard for a dad, especially the dad of such a daughter, because I know no one deserves her. But Ben comes close.

Hannah is the third of my children to walk the aisle, but she’s my only daughter, and the preparation is different…  [Continue Reading]


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