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Exodus and Easter

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.19.14 |

Moses Exodus

Israel’s exodus from Egypt forms the background for many of the readings we hear in Easter.

On the Third Sunday, both the Gospel and Epistle describe Jesus “redeeming” or “ransoming” Israel (see Luke 24:21; 1 Peter 1:18). The Greek word in both is only used elsewhere to refer to Israel’s redemption from Egypt (see Exodus 6:6; Deuteronomy 7:8). In the First Reading, Jesus is said to work “mighty deeds,…  [Continue Reading]

Building His House: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.16.14 |

1 Peter 2

Readings:
Acts 6:1-7
Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19
1 Peter 2:4-9
John 14:1-12

By His death, Resurrection and Ascension, Jesus has gone ahead to prepare a place for us in His Father’s house.

His Father’s house is no longer a temple made by human hands. It is the spiritual house of the Church, built on the living stone of Christ’s body.

As Peter interprets the Scriptures in today’s Epistle, Jesus is the…  [Continue Reading]

What Are We to Do? Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.09.14 |

Good Shepherd

Readings:
Acts 2:14, 36-41
Psalm 23:1-6
1 Peter 2:20-25
John 10:1-10

Easter’s empty tomb is a call to conversion.

By this tomb, we should know for certain that God has made Jesus both Lord and Messiah, as Peter preaches in today’s First Reading.

He is the “Lord,” the divine Son that David foresaw at God’s right hand (see Psalms 110:1,3; 132:10-11; Acts 2:34). And He is the Messiah that God had promised…  [Continue Reading]

Emmaus and Us: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Third Sunday of Easter

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.02.14 |

Emmaus

Readings:
Acts 2:14,22-28
Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-11
1 Peter 1:17-21
Luke 24:13-35

We should put ourselves in the shoes of the disciples in today’s Gospel. Downcast and confused they’re making their way down the road, unable to understand all the things that have occurred.

They know what they’ve seen - a prophet mighty in word and deed. They know what they were hoping for - that He would be the redeemer…  [Continue Reading]

Star Light, Star Bright by Scott Hahn

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.01.14 |

Mary - Maria Fecioara

Pope Benedict and Pope Francis have called her the “Star of the New Evangelization.” And the Blessed Virgin Mary is a star — not in the Hollywood sense. But, like a bright light in the night sky, she shows us the way.

Mary is, without rival, the most influential woman in human history. She has no rival. Who has influenced culture, painting, sculpture, architecture, poetry, music as much as she has?…  [Continue Reading]

Rich in Mercy by Scott Hahn

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.28.14 |

Divine Mercy in 3 Minutes!!

They Saw and Believed: Scott Hahn reflects on Easter Sunday

Resurrection 2



Readings:

Acts 10:34, 37-43

Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23

Colossians 3:1-4

John 20:1-9

Jesus is nowhere visible. Yet today’s Gospel tells us that Peter and John “saw and believed.”



What did they see? Burial shrouds lying on the floor of an empty tomb. Maybe that convinced them that He hadn’t been carted off by grave robbers, who usually stole the expensive burial linens and left the corpses…  [Continue Reading]

Mercy’s Month by Scott Hahn

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.09.14 |

Divine Mercy

I can think of no better month to serve as a summary of Christian life. Lent runs late this year, so it feels like God’s taking a little bit longer to work with me. The Prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah saw God as a patient potter, purposeful as he molds his creations.

Yet, O LORD, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and are our potter;
we are all the work of your hand. (Isaiah 64:8)

Lent is the time…  [Continue Reading]


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