Sunday Bible Reflection


Into the Deep: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on February 01, 2016

Readings:

Isaiah 6:1-8

Psalm 138:1-5, 7-8

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Luke 5:1-11

Simon Peter, the fisherman, is the first to be called personally by Jesus in Luke’s Gospel.

His calling resembles Isaiah’s commissioning in the First Reading: Confronted with the holiness of the Lord, both Peter and Isaiah are overwhelmed by a sense of their sinfulness and inadequacy. Yet each experiences the Lord’s...

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Scott Hahn Reflects on “The Hour”

Posted on January 12, 2016

"The Hour" of Jesus is a key theme in the Gospel for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C). Indeed, it's a key theme in the entire Gospel of John.

Literally, "The Hour" of Jesus is the time of His crucifixion, His self-offering on the cross.

But there is also a "spiritual" way to read the passages that refer to Jesus' hour - a way of reading that reveals how "The Hour" of...

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Jesus and the Last Supper

Posted on January 06, 2016

For decades, biblical theologians have used the tools of historical criticism to drive a wedge between the Jesus of history and the Jesus of faith. Now, thanks to the work of St. Paul Center Fellow Dr. Brant Pitre, those same tools are being used to demonstrate that no such wedge ever truly existed. There has always been only one Jesus, the Jesus of history and faith. 

In his newest book, Jesus and the Last Supper, Pitre...

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New Song by Scott Hahn

Posted on December 21, 2015

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 joyful singing.

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