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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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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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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