Sunday Bible Reflection


Forty Days: Scott Hahn Reflects on the First Sunday in Lent

Posted on February 08, 2016

Readings:

Deuteronomy 26:4-10

Psalm 91:1-2,10-15

Romans 10:8-13

Luke 4:1-13

In today’s epic Gospel scene, Jesus relives in His flesh the history of Israel.

We’ve already seen that like Israel, Jesus has passed through water, been called God’s beloved Son (see Luke 3:22; Exodus 4:22). Now, as Israel was tested for forty years in the wilderness, Jesus is led into the desert to...

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Scott Hahn Reflects on “The Hour”

Posted on January 12, 2016

"The Hour" of Jesus is a key theme in the Gospel for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C). Indeed, it's a key theme in the entire Gospel of John.

Literally, "The Hour" of Jesus is the time of His crucifixion, His self-offering on the cross.

But there is also a "spiritual" way to read the passages that refer to Jesus' hour - a way of reading that reveals how "The Hour" of...

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Jesus and the Last Supper

Posted on January 06, 2016

For decades, biblical theologians have used the tools of historical criticism to drive a wedge between the Jesus of history and the Jesus of faith. Now, thanks to the work of St. Paul Center Fellow Dr. Brant Pitre, those same tools are being used to demonstrate that no such wedge ever truly existed. There has always been only one Jesus, the Jesus of history and faith. 

In his newest book, Jesus and the Last Supper, Pitre...

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New Song by Scott Hahn

Posted on December 21, 2015

Isaiah 52:7–10

Psalms 98:1–6

Hebrews 1:1–6

John 1:1–18

 

 

The Church’s liturgy rings in Christmas with a joyful noise. We hear today of uplifted voices, trumpets and horns, and melodies of praise. 

In the First Reading, Isaiah fortells Israel’s liberation from captivity and exile in Babylon. He envisions a triumphant homecoming to Zion marked by joyful singing.

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