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Pray for us!
Tomorrow marks the beginning of the World Meeting of Families Congress in Philadelphia. Catholics from all over the globe will come to celebrate the theme, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”
I’m pleased to have been asked to present at this year’s Congress. I’ll be speaking on God’s covenant with humankind and the divine institution of marriage.
Scripture begins with...
Typing Tutor by Scott Hahn
Long before I considered becoming Catholic—during the time, in fact, when I considered myself to be anti-Catholic—I found myself drawn to the study of biblical typology.
Typology describes a certain approach to the reading the Bible. When Christians read typologically, they discern in the Old Testament “types” that prefigure a fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Isaiah spoke of a man of sorrows, and all Christians since the first generation have seen his...
Molly Lou Hahn (1928-2015) Rest in Peace
Many of you will have heard of the passing of Dr. Hahn’s beloved mother, Molly Lou Hahn yesterday. A number of people have called the Center to share their sympathy and inquire about making memorial gifts in her honor. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and a dear friend of the Center. She will be greatly missed. Please keep her and the Hahn family in your prayers. If you would like to...
Summer Vocation by Scott Hahn
“See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are” (1 John 3:1).
I’ve often written and remarked on the astonishment that’s evident in that line. It seems to require an exclamation point: “And so we are!”
After decades of preaching the Word—the same message day after day, year after year—Saint John could still be...
A Novena Celebrating Our Mother
August brings not one, but two great Marian feasts: the Feast of Mary’s Assumption on August 15 and the Feast of Mary’s Coronation as Queen of Heaven and Earth on August 22. To celebrate Mary, our mother and most faithful intercessor, the St. Paul Center team will mark the time between the two feasts with a special novena to the Queenship of Mary.
We’ll begin this novena on the eve of the...
The Beggar’s Banquet Takes the Prize
This summer, at the 2015 Catholic Press Association Awards, one of Emmaus Road Publishing’s books—The Beggar’s Banquet: A Personal Retreat on Christ, His Mother, the Spiritual Life, and the Saints by Regis Martin—took second place for Best Books on Spirituality.
Based upon a series of private retreats Dr. Martin led for a group of Cistercian monks in Utah, the book meditates on questions of the utmost importance: the mystery...
Micah also sees the coming King as a "shepherd" - another allusion to David, who a shepherd in the countryside around Bethlehem (see 1 Samuel 16:11).
So as soon as Jesus is born, Luke, the master painter, shows us a field full of shepherds.
This, too, may be a reference designed to stir the hopes of Luke’s readers.
The Lord was Israel’s “shepherd” (see Psalm 23:1 and...
On the Road by Scott Hahn
If you know me at all, you know that I draw deep inspiration from the last chapter of Saint Luke’s Gospel. I love the story of the disciples’ walk with Jesus on the road to Emmaus. I imagine those disciples to be you and me. As we walk the road with him, he opens up the Scripture to us — and then he makes himself known to us in the breaking of the bread.
The Apostles’ Church: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul
2 Timothy 4:6–8, 17–18
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 belt, sandals,...
John the Baptist: In the Spirit and Power of Elijah by Dr. Michael Barber
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!The angel Gabriel...