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In a Dark Hour: Scott Hahn Reflects on the First Sunday in Advent

Posted by Nate Roberts on 11.30.13 |

Mary Ark of the Covenant

Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122:1-9
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:37-44

Jesus exaggerates in today’s Gospel when He claims not to know the day or the hour when He will come again.

He occasionally makes such overstatements to drive home a point we might otherwise miss (see Matthew 5:34; 23:9; Luke 14:26).

His point here is that the exact “hour” is not important. What is crucial is that we not postpone…  [Continue Reading]

Life By Faith: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Nate Roberts on 10.04.13 |

Good Shepherd

Habakkuk 1:2-3;2:2-4
Psalm 95:1-2,6-9
2 Timothy 1:6-8,13-14
Luke 17:5-10

Because of his faith, the just man shall live. We hear in today’s First Reading the original prophetic line made so central by St. Paul (see Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38).

We are to live by faith in Christ who loved us and gave himself on the Cross for us (see Galatians 2:20).

The world, though, can seem to us…  [Continue Reading]

New Day Dawns: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Times

Posted by Nate Roberts on 01.25.13 |


Nehemiah 8:2-6,10
Psalms 19:8-10,15
1 Corinthians 12:12-30
Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21

The meaning of today’s Liturgy is subtle and many-layered.

We need background to understand what’s happening in today’s First Reading.

Babylon having been defeated, King Cyrus of Persia decreed that the exiled Jews could return home to Jerusalem. They rebuilt their ruined temple (see Ezra 6:15-17) and under Nehemiah…  [Continue Reading]

St. Paul Center Pilgrimage and Dr. Hahn’s Talk

Posted by Nate Roberts on 06.01.10 |

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