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The Word’s Return: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Nate Roberts on 07.11.14 |

Eucharist 2

Readings:
Isaiah 55:10-11  
Psalm 65:10-14

Romans 8:18-23  
Matthew 13:1-23

Today’s readings, like last week’s, ask us to meditate on Israel’s response to God’s Word—and our own. Why do some hear the word of the kingdom, yet fail to accept it as a call to conversion and faith in Jesus? That question underlies today’s Gospel, especially.

Again we see, as we did last week, that the kingdom’s mysteries…  [Continue Reading]

A Yoke for the Childlike: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Nate Roberts on 07.03.14 |

Jesus and Children

Readings:
Zechariah 9:9-10  
Psalm 145:1-2, 8-11, 13-14

Romans 8:9, 11-13  
Matthew 11:25-30

Jesus is portrayed in today’s Gospel as a new and greater Moses.

Moses, the meekest man on earth (see Numbers 12:3), was God’s friend (see Exodus 34:12,17). Only he knew God “face to face” (see Deuteronomy 34:10). And Moses gave Israel the yoke of the Law, through which God first revealed himself and how…  [Continue Reading]

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

Readings:
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 |

Sunrise

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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