Archive | April, 2016

The Good News: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Ascension of the Lord

Readings: Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 Ephesians 1:17-23 Or Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23 Matthew 28:19A, 20B Luke 24:46-53 In today’s first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke gives the surprising news that there is more of the story to be told. The story did not end with the empty tomb, or with Jesus’ appearances

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Right & Just

From the time of King David onward, an attitude of gratitude dominated the worship of the Temple in Jerusalem. Every day, the priests offered blood sacrifices to atone for the sins of God’s people. But the sacrifice most commonly offered, the sacrifice that exercised the most powerful influence on the spirituality of the Jews, was

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Consejo de Jerusalén: Scott Hahn refleja sobre el 6o domingo de Pascua

Hechos 15,1-2.22-29 Salmo 67,2-3.5-6.8 Apocalipsis 21,10-14.22-23 Juan 14, 23-29 El concilio de Jerusalén–primero de la Iglesia–del cual oímos en la primera lectura de este día, definió el perfil de la Iglesia como la conocemos hoy. Algunos cristianos judaizantes querían que los conversos gentiles fueran circuncidados y se sometieran a las complicadas leyes de ritos y

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Come to the Feast: Study and Dialogue

My consumption of books, I confess, has sometimes bordered on the gluttonous. I used to haunt library sales, yard sales, and garage sales. When I traveled for business, I’d routinely spend my meal allowance on books, which I devoured in between meetings, on public transportation, in waiting rooms—wherever, whenever. I would forgo sleep to read

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