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Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.31.13 |
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
At the dawn of salvation history, God revealed our future in figures. That’s what’s going on in today’s First Reading: A king and high priest comes from Jerusalem (see Psalm 76:3), offering bread and wine to celebrate the victory of God’s beloved servant, Abram, over his foes.
By his offering, Melchizedek bestows God’s blessings… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.17.13 |
1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13
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… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.08.13 |
Psalm 47:2-3. 6-9
Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23
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… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.03.13 |
Acts 15:1-2, 22-29
Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8
Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23
The first Church council, the Council of Jerusalem we hear about in today’s First Reading, decided the shape of the Church as we know it.
Some Jewish Christians had wanted Gentile converts to be circumcised and obey all the complex ritual and purity laws of the Jews.
The council called this a heresy, again showing… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.01.13 |
If you were raised Catholic, the month of May probably evokes vivid memories of May crownings, Marian processions, and other seasonal devotions. I’m a little jealous, but not too much.
The Mays of my childhood come back to me as memories of daydreaming. It’s almost summer, and there I am, wondering what I’ll do with my vacation: the months of warm-weather mornings stretching ahead till the next school… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.26.13 |
By God’s goodness and compassion, the doors of His kingdom have been opened to all who have faith, Jew or Gentile.
That’s the good news Paul and Barnabas proclaim in today’s First Reading. With the coming of the Church - the new Jerusalem John sees in today’s Second Reading - God is “making all things new.”
In His Church, the “old order”… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.19.13 |
Acts 13:14, 43-52
Psalm 100:1-3, 5
Israel’s mission - to be God’s instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth (see Isaiah 49:6) - is fulfilled in the Church.
By the “Word of God” that Paul and Barnabas preach in today’s First Reading, a new covenant people is being born, a people who glorify the God of Israel as the Father of them all.
The Church for… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.12.13 |
There are two places in Scripture where the curious detail of a “charcoal fire” is mentioned.
One is in today’s Gospel, where the Apostles return from fishing to find bread and fish warming on the fire.
The other is in the scene in the High Priest’s courtyard on Holy Thursday, where Peter and some guards and slaves warm themselves… [Continue Reading]