Archive | 2015

New Song by Scott Hahn

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

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The New ‘Ark’

The Church in her liturgy and tradition has long praised Mary as “the Ark of the New Covenant.” We see biblical roots for this in the readings for the Fourth Sunday in Advent (Cycle C). Compare Mary’s visitation to Elizabeth with the story of David returning the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem and you’ll

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Bible and the Virgin Mary is Now Available on DVD

The St. Paul Center’s beloved Bible and the Virgin Mary study from our Journey Through Scripture series is now available on DVD. DO the study on your own or with your friends, family, or parish, and discover the full, beautiful truth about Mary and her role in God’s plan. Based on Hail, Holy Queen by

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Celebrating Ten Years of Journey Through Scripture

2015 marks the tenth anniversary of the St. Paul Center’s Journey Through Scripture Bible Study Program in Catholic parishes. Over the past decade, the Program has grown to become one of the most popular of its kind in the country, with each of the six studies helping Catholics discover the connections between the Old and

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Mom by Scott Hahn

I wonder if even the greatest saints ever outgrow the desire to please their moms—or the pleasure when they succeed at doing so. Not long ago I discovered that I had outgrown neither the wish nor the feeling of satisfaction. My mother was proud enough of my accomplishments. I knew that. And I heard, every

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Defenders of the Family: JPII & Gianna

Saints John Paul II and Gianna Beretta Molla are the official patron saints of the World Meeting of Families—two defenders of the family par excellence. Both Saints John Paul II and Gianna Beretta Molla defended the dignity of the family and each presented in a unique way an image of total, self-giving love.   Like a good father,

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5 Ways to Strengthen Your Family Today

This afternoon, the World Meeting of Families Congress kicked off in Philadelphia. Faithful and clergy from all around the world are gathered to pray, study, and celebrate as the struggles and triumphs of the family are brought front and center.   For those who aren’t able to attend the gathering in Philadelphia, there are still plenty of ways to

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Pray for us!

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the World Meeting of Families Congress in Philadelphia. Catholics from all over the globe will come to celebrate the theme, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”    I’m pleased to have been asked to present at this year’s Congress. I’ll be speaking on God’s covenant with humankind and

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Typing Tutor by Scott Hahn

Long before I considered becoming Catholic—during the time, in fact, when I considered myself to be anti-Catholic—I found myself drawn to the study of biblical typology. Typology describes a certain approach to the reading the Bible. When Christians read typologically, they discern in the Old Testament “types” that prefigure a fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Isaiah

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Molly Lou Hahn (1928-2015) Rest in Peace

Many of you will have heard of the passing of Dr. Hahn’s beloved mother, Molly Lou Hahn yesterday.  A number of people have called the Center to share their sympathy and inquire about making memorial gifts in her honor.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and a dear friend of the Center.  She will be

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