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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]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.08.13 |
“He who sat upon the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new” (Revelation 21:5).
And so He has!
We enter Easter season with new life won for us through the sacraments. The sacraments are as old as the Gospel, yet they are, like the Gospel, ever new.
We enter the season with a new pope. We celebrate now because we have witnessed, with our own eyes, how the Holy Spirit always renews the Church in… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.05.13 |
Psalm 118:2-4,13-15, 22-24
The prophet Daniel in a vision saw “One like the Son of Man” receive everlasting kingship (see Daniel 7:9-14). John is taken to heaven in today’s Second Reading where He sees Daniel’s prophecy fulfilled in Jesus, who appears as “One like a Son of Man.”
Jesus is clad in the robe of a High Priest (see Exodus 28:4; Wisdom… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 03.29.13 |
Acts 10:34, 37-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
Jesus is nowhere visible. Yet today’s Gospel tells us that Peter and John “saw and believed.”
What did they see? Burial shrouds lying on the floor of an empty tomb. Maybe that convinced them that He hadn’t been carted off by grave robbers, who usually stole the expensive burial linens and left the corpses behind.
But notice… [Continue Reading]