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Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 06.08.10 |
“You are a priest forever!”
Catholics find joy in that verse, first uttered in the Old Testament and then echoed in the New. In Psalm 110 it refers to the Son of David—specifically to King Solomon, but also to all the men in his line who occupied the throne. They were not only kings, but priests as well. They were mediators between God and man, anointed to offer sacrifice. In the Letter to the Hebrews (7:21)… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.07.10 |
Spring Break. If you believe the cable networks, it’s the time when college students cut loose and go wild. I haven’t seen the so-called reality shows, but I suspect that they’re as staged as anything on Broadway.
Still, there is a kernel of truth, and it holds true even for professors. I know that I cut loose and went wild over spring break. I cut loose from the earth, boarded a plane, and went to… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.08.10 |
There are years when it’s a delight to turn the calendar pages, and this is one of them.
I realize that not every place on the map experienced the epic storms we had in eastern Ohio, but many odd corners got at least a dusting of snow. It fell in forty-nine out of fifty United States, and it actually accumulated beneath the pope’s balcony, in St. Peter’s Square.
My university colleagues and I found… [Continue Reading]
The Eternal City
May 23 - June 1, 2010
May 23 - June 1, 2010
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Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 03.03.10 |
March of 2010 forces a columnist into a predicament. On the one hand, I’d like to talk about Lent — especially since so many have been experiencing a “long Lent” through the economic recession. On the other hand, much of Holy Week also falls in March, and it would seem wrong not to emphasize this most solemn part of the Church’s year.
But it’s really no predicament at all. The two seasons were made… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 02.03.10 |
Once upon a time, in a book title, I referred to Rome as “Sweet Home.” It’s a phrase that doesn’t grow old for me. After a quarter-century as a Catholic, I’ve lived here as much as I’ve lived anywhere. It’s home.
When I say “Rome,” of course, I’m talking about this great Church — wherever we may encounter her: in a small town in Nebraska, on the seas off Alaska, or on an improvised altar near the… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 01.04.10 |
The year turns, and it’s time for us to take stock.
But taking stock is not enough, as you and I well know. Once we’ve sized up the previous year, we need to make resolutions. Once we know what’s working well, we pledge to make it even better. When we see something that needs to be changed, then we make like a linesman at a bowl game – and we plow into the new year with a firm purpose of amendment.… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 12.08.09 |
I’ve been a Catholic for almost a quarter-century, and still I marvel at the richness of the life we share. We’re borne along in this life by a sacred tradition, a primal element of customs of prayer. We pray with our hearts and minds, our souls and bodies. We pray with our posture and gestures, our words and silence, with water and wool, with bread and wine.
I love the Catholic life, and I’ve long… [Continue Reading]