Sunday Bible Reflection


Asked and Answered: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on July 15, 2016

Readings:
Genesis 18:20-32 
Psalm 138:1-3, 6-8
Colossians 2:12-14
Luke 11:1-13

Though we be "but dust and ashes," we can presume to draw near and speak boldly to our Lord, as Abraham dares in this week’s First Reading.

But even Abraham—the friend of God (see Isaiah 41:8), our father in the faith (see Romans 4:12)—did not know the intimacy that we know as children of Abraham, heirs...

Read More

Recent Articles


The Greatest Sacrament: An Excerpt From Speaking the Love of God by Jacob Wood

Posted on June 27, 2016

The following is an excerpt from Speaking the Love of God: An Introduction to the Sacraments (Emmaus Road Publishing).
 
Holy Eucharist is the third of the seven sacraments, as well as the third Sacrament of Initiation. It is the greatest of the seven sacraments, the “source and summit of the Christian life” (CCC 1324). Its name comes from the Greek word eucharistia, meaning “thankfulness” or “gratitude.” It...

Read More


The Richness of the Creed

Posted on June 15, 2016

 It was not a call I’d been expecting. Who would have thought that the world’s most famous composer of evangelical worship music would be calling me?

I had been part of that world—an evangelical pastor in a Calvinist church, deeply engaged in the public conversation about cultural and theological issues. But with my conversion to Catholicism in 1986 I became persona non grata to many of my old friends and colleagues....

Read More


The Creed: Yesterday and Today

Posted on June 08, 2016

The following is from Scott Hahn’s latest book, The Creed: Professing the Faith Through the Ages, now available through Emmaus Road Publishing.

Gregory of Nyssa, both brilliant and holy, was recognized by his contemporaries and peers as a man who most perfectly embodied the Council of Constantinople—the council that produced the creed we call “Nicene” and recite every Sunday. The Emperor Theodosius decreed that communion with Gregory was...

Read More


More from the Blog   |   Sunday Bible Reflections