The Road to Emmaus

The Road to Emmaus

About The Road to Emmaus

Introducing The Road to Emmaus, a new St. Paul Center podcast hosted by Dr. Scott Hahn.

As an author, speaker, and scholar, Scott Hahn has spent decades teaching Catholics how to read the Bible from the heart of the Church. Now, he’s bringing many of his most popular talks to listeners everywhere on The Road to Emmaus podcast.

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Recent Episodes

The Coming of Advent

We tend to glamorize the Nativity by portraying the manger scene with a rosy glow, but contemplating what the Holy Family faced in order to keep the Christ Child safe helps us remember how incredible Christmas truly is. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn suggests taking a new look at Christmas in order to enter into Advent more deeply.  
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How to Get the Most Out of the Mass: Part Four

Why can’t non-Catholics receive the Eucharist? Why do we call priests “father”? Why do we offer Masses and other prayers for the dead? On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn answers these and other common questions on the Mass. Whether you have some of these questions yourself or you want to better answer your non-Catholic friends, listen now to learn more.  
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How to Get the Most Out of the Mass: Part Three

Why did Jesus choose to institute the Eucharist under both bread and wine? At the Last Supper, Jesus was preparing the Apostles for His death. By instituting the Eucharist under a separation of bread and wine, He was signifying the separation of His Body and Blood on the Cross. Learn more about the connection between the Last Supper and Good Friday and what it says about the Eucharist.  
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How to Get the Most Out of the Mass: Part Two

It’s easy to see the role of the priest in the Mass, but what about the role of the laity? How are we called to participate in the liturgy? Understanding the Eucharist as a sacrifice, as the New Passover, reveals the essential role of every person in offering the most pure sacrifice of the Mass. Learn more in this second part of a four-part series.  
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**Bonus Episode** Ted Sri on the Gospel of Matthew

At the end of November, the Church will move into a new liturgical year. Each Sunday of the coming year, she’ll draw our attention to the Gospel of Matthew. But what about the other days of the week? How can Catholics read the Bible along with the Church? On this bonus episode, popular author and speaker Edward Sri gives an introduction to the key points of Matthew’s Gospel: Jesus as Emmanuel, God with us, eternal King.  
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How to Get the Most Out of the Mass: Part One

What is the structure of the Mass? Why do we even call our liturgy “Mass”? As Scott Hahn points out on today’s episode, the Mass can feel like mindless routine if we don’t grasp the significance of what we’re doing. Listen to this first part of a series on how to get the most out of the Mass.
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The Healing Power of Confession

Confession can be a real stumbling block to so many both outside and inside the Church. But on this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn gives us a new way to think about Confession. He shares his own struggles with the sacrament and how, through the Bible and through personal experience, he came to embrace the need for the healing of Reconciliation.  
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Chastity Revisited

What is chastity and how do we live it well? The modern world makes the virtue of chastity out to be unattractive and impossible. But Fr. Carter Griffin reminds us that chastity is really the capacity to love, and to love the way God wants us to love. Learn some practical ways to live out this beautiful virtue even amid difficulty.  
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Why Celibacy?

Should married men be ordained priests? Is celibacy still important for the priesthood? The Amazon Synod has made celibacy a hot button topic—but what hasn’t been talked about is how celibacy builds up the Church and why it is a gift, not a burden. Scott Hahn and Fr. Carter Griffin challenge us to rethink celibacy—and fatherhood—on this episode. 
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Making Sense Out of Suffering

How should we respond to our own suffering? On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn walks through the rich biblical background on hardship, looks at Mary as a model for redemptive suffering, and shares his own personal experience. Listen now for personal and practical ways we as believers can face our suffering.
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