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Turn, Turn, Turn

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]

Rome & Assisi Pilgrimage!

The Eternal City
May 23 - June 1, 2010

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 03.04.10 |Assisi, Pilgrimage, Rome

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The Paschal Mystery

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 03.03.10 |

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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]

Rome Sweet Home

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 02.03.10 |

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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]

You Say You Want a Resolution?

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 01.04.10 |

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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]

Signs of Life

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 12.08.09 |

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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]

The Creed: Gateway to Grace

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 10.19.09 |

The Creed is both a prayer at Catholic Mass, and a basic catechetical instruction. It’s the statement of Catholic beliefs. What is a creed? Why do Catholics and other Christians need a creed? Here’s a look at how the creed developed and how it is crucial for Catholics today.

Singer-songwriter Rich Mullins won lasting fame with a series of contemporary Christian hits in the 1980s and 1990s. In less…  [Continue Reading]

Covenant and Communion

Covenant and Communion

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 09.29.09 |

In some ways it seems like yesterday I was hailing—in this very column—the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as supreme pontiff of the Church.

I noted that he was the first world-class biblical theologian to be elevated to the papacy. I observed that he was probably the first pope since St. Peter to be so steeped in the doctrine of the ancient rabbis.

It seems like yesterday, but it’s actually…  [Continue Reading]


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