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Converted and Converting

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 01.22.14 |

Pauls Conversion

Our patron, St. Paul, isn’t any ordinary saint. He’s a singularity. He’s unique. And the Church calendar reflects the extraordinary role he played in God’s revelation. It was he who brought the Gospel to the world beyond Israel — the Gentiles. He’s credited as author of more than half the books of the New Testament, and it was under Paul’s tutelage that Luke composed his Gospel and Acts.

The Apostle…  [Continue Reading]

Perfect Offering: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 01.17.14 |

Jesus on the Cross 2

Readings:
Isaiah 49:3,5-6
Psalm 40:2,4,7-10
1 Corinthians 1:1-3
John 1:29-34

Jesus speaks through the prophet Isaiah in today’s First Reading.

He tells us of the mission given to Him by the Father from the womb: “‘You are My servant,’ He said to Me.”

Servant and Son, our Lord was sent to lead a new exodus - to raise up the exiled tribes of Israel, to gather and restore them to God. More than that,…  [Continue Reading]

Anointed Ones: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 01.09.14 |

Baptism of Our Lord

Readings:
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7
Psalm 29:1-4, 9-10
Acts 10:34-38
Matthew 3:13-17

Jesus presents himself for John’s baptism in today’s Gospel, not because He is a sinner, but to fulfill the word of God proclaimed by His prophets. He must be baptized to reveal that He is the Christ (“anointed one”) - the Spirit-endowed Servant promised by Isaiah in today’s First Reading.

His baptism marks the start of…  [Continue Reading]

A King to Behold: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Feast of Epiphany

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 01.03.14 |

Epiphany

Readings:
Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:-12,7-8, 10-13
Ephesians 3:2-3,5-6
Matthew 2:1-12

An “epiphany” is an appearance. In today’s readings, with their rising stars, splendorous lights and mysteries revealed, the face of the child born on Christmas day appears.

Herod, in today’s Gospel, asks the chief priests and scribes where the Messiah is to be born. The answer Matthew puts on their lips says much more,…  [Continue Reading]

Saving Family: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Feast of the Holy Family

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 12.27.13 |

Holy Family

Readings:
Sirach 3:2-6,12-14
Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
Colossians 3:12-21
Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23

Underlying the wisdom offered in today’s Liturgy is the mystery of the family in God’s divine plan.

The Lord has set father in honor over his children and mother in authority over her sons, we hear in today’s First Reading. As we sing in today’s Psalm, the blessings of the family flow from Zion, the heavenly…  [Continue Reading]

God Is With Us: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 12.20.13 |

Mary Ark of the Covenant

Readings:
Isaiah 7:10-14
Psalm 24:1-6
Romans 1:1-7
Matthew 1:18-24

The mystery kept secret for long ages, promised through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, is today revealed (see Romans 16:25-26).

This is the “Gospel of God” that Paul celebrates in today’s Epistle - the good news that “God is with us” in Jesus Christ. The sign promised to the House of David in today’s First Reading is given in…  [Continue Reading]

Here is Your God: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Third Sunday of Advent

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 12.13.13 |

John the Baptist

Readings:
Isaiah 35:1-6,10
Psalm 146:6-10
James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11

John questions Jesus from prison in today’s Gospel - for his disciples’ sake and for ours.

He knows that Jesus is doing “the works of the Messiah,” foretold in today’s First Reading and Psalm. But John wants his disciples - and us - to know that the Judge is at the gate, that in Jesus our God has come to save us.

The Liturgy of…  [Continue Reading]

Kingdom of the Son: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Solemnity of Christ the King

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 11.21.13 |

Christ the King

Readings:
2 Samuel 5:1-3
Psalm 122:1-5
Colossians 1:12-20
Luke 23:35-43

Week by week the Liturgy has been preparing us for the revelation to be made on this, the last Sunday of the Church year.

Jesus, we have been shown, is truly the Chosen One, the Messiah of God, the King of Jews. Ironically, in today’s Gospel we hear these names on the lips of those who don’t believe in Him - Israel’s rulers, the…  [Continue Reading]


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