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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]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 12.03.14 |
Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11
2 Peter 3:8-14
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]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 11.25.14 |
Isaiah 63:16-17, 19
Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
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]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 11.21.14 |
Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17
Psalm 23:1-3, 5-6
1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28
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]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 11.14.14 |
Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
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]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 11.07.14 |
Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9,12
1 Corinthians 3:9-11, 16-17
Why commemorate a church dedication that happened in fourth-century Rome? First, because St. John Lateran is no ordinary church—it’s the cathedral church of the Pope and still known as “the mother of all the world’s churches.”
But more than that, because God has from all time intended the church building… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 11.03.14 |
November is, for me, a month of great drama. It begins with the feasts of All Saints and All Souls — days when the Church celebrates God’s outpouring of holiness upon his people. The month concludes with the Solemnity of Christ the King, the conclusion of the liturgical year.
The readings at Mass are often apocalyptic. They’re revelatory. They pull back the veil between heaven and earth, so that we… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 10.24.14 |
Psalm 18:2-4, 47, 51
1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
Jesus came not to abolish the Old Testament law but to fulfill it (see Matthew 5:17)
And in today’s Gospel, He reveals that love - of God and of neighbor - is the fulfillment of the whole of the law (see Romans 13:8-10).
Devout Israelites were to keep all 613 commands found in the Bible’s first five books. Jesus… [Continue Reading]