Archive | December, 2016

New Song: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Nativity of the Lord

Readings: 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

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God Is With Us: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Readings: Isaiah 7:10-14 Psalm 24:1-6 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-24 The mystery kept secret for long ages, promised through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, is today revealed (see Romans 16:25-26). This is the “Gospel of God” that Paul celebrates in today's Epistle—the good news that “God is with us” in Jesus Christ. The sign promised

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Here is Your God: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Third Sunday of Advent

Readings: Isaiah 35:1-6,10 Psalm 146:6-10 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11 John questions Jesus from prison in today's Gospel—for his disciples' sake and for ours. He knows that Jesus is doing “the works of the Messiah,” foretold in today's First Reading and Psalm. But John wants his disciples—and us—to know that the Judge is at the gate,

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