Sunday Bible Reflection

What God Has Joined: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-seventh Sunday Ordinary Time

Posted on September 28, 2015


Genesis 2:18-24
Psalm 128:1-6
Hebrews 2:9-11
Mark 10:2-16

In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees try to trap Jesus with a trick question.

The “lawfulness” of divorce in Israel was never at issue. Moses had long ago allowed it (see Deuteronomy 24:1-4). But Jesus points His enemies back before Moses, to “the beginning,” interpreting the text we hear in today’s First Reading.


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Mom by Scott Hahn

Posted on September 28, 2015

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 now and then, secondhand and thirdhand, of her bragging about my latest book or TV show.

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Defenders of the Family:  JPII & Gianna

Posted on September 23, 2015

Saints John Paul II and Gianna Beretta Molla are the official patron saints of the World Meeting of Families—two defenders of the family par excellence.

Both Saints John Paul II and Gianna Beretta Molla defended the dignity of the family and each presented in a unique way an image of total, self-giving love.
Like a good father, John Paul II approached his pastoral duties with a &ldquo...

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5 Ways to Strengthen Your Family Today

Posted on September 22, 2015

This afternoon, the World Meeting of Families Congress kicked off in Philadelphia. Faithful and clergy from all around the world are gathered to pray, study, and celebrate as the struggles and triumphs of the family are brought front and center.
For those who aren’t able to attend the gathering in Philadelphia, there are still plenty of ways to participate in the celebration: namely, by praying, studying, and celebrating wherever you...

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