Sunday Bible Reflection


Son of Mary: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on June 29, 2015

Readings:

Ezekiel 2:2-5
Psalm 123:1-4
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Mark 6:1-6

 

As we've walked with the apostles in the Gospels in recent weeks, we've witnessed Jesus command the wind and sea, and order a little girl to arise from the dead. But He seems to meet His match in His hometown of Nazareth. Today's Gospel is blunt: "He was not able to perform any mighty deed there."

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The Apostles’ Church: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul

Posted on June 29, 2015

Readings:
Acts 12:1–11  
Psalm 34:2–9

2 Timothy 4:6–8, 17–18  
Matthew 16:13–19

Today’s celebration of the great apostles Peter and Paul is a celebration of the Church. Peter’s deliverance from jail is compared to the deliverance of Israel from Egypt. Like Israel he is rescued at Passover from “the hand” of his enemy by an “angel of the Lord” after girding himself with...

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John the Baptist: In the Spirit and Power of Elijah by Dr. Michael Barber

Posted on June 22, 2015

This week we celebrate the Solemnity of John the Baptist this article provides an overview of the biblical texts describing his importance. 

The First Annunciation

In Luke 1 we actually have two annunciations. Most Catholics are familiar with the second, the announcement of the birth of Jesus. Before that however the angel makes an appearance to the priest Zechariah. The similarities are striking—as well as the one major difference!

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