They Saw and Believed: Scott Hahn reflects on Easter Sunday

Resurrection 2



Readings:

Acts 10:34, 37-43

Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23

Colossians 3:1-4

John 20:1-9

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…  [Continue Reading]

“I’m Back!”: The Raising of Lazarus, 5th Sunday of Lent

Lazarus

Unlike the other Gospels, John recounts only a limited number of miracles of Jesus, which he designates as “signs,” a rare term in the other Gospels.  Although John tells us of only a few miracles, he describes them in much greater depth than the other gospel writers do.  This is quite evident in this weekend’s Gospel reading, in which we get a very lengthy description of all the events surrounding…  [Continue Reading]

Beer, Chocolate and Embracing Lent

Need something sweet to get you through Lent? Of course you do! So check out this quick video by our Executive Director Matthew Leonard.

Truth Be Told

Matthew Leonard interviews Mark Hart about his new book Truth Be Told: Basics in Catholic Apologetics

Bread Left Over: Reflections on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Feeding 5000

Today’s liturgy brings together several strands of Old Testament expectation to reveal Jesus as Israel’s promised Messiah and king, the Lord who comes to feed His people.

Notice the parallels between today’s Gospel and First Reading. Both Elisha and Jesus face a crowd of hungry people with only a few “barley” loaves. We hear similar words about how impossible it will be to feed the crowd with so little.…  [Continue Reading]

New USCCB Document Highlights Biblical Quotations in the Mass

Bible Open Glasses

The Catholic Mass draws heavily from Scripture—in every prayer you hear quotations and allusions to biblical texts. In fact, last year I did a series of presentations now available through Saint Joseph Communications here (shameless plug!) exploring the biblical backdrop for the prayers of the Mass. 

Now the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has put out a footnoted version of the prayers…  [Continue Reading]


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