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St. Athanasius: Mike Aquilina Reflects on this great Church Father

Posted on May 02, 2013

“Athanasius was undoubtedly one of the most important and revered early Church Fathers. But this great Saint was above all the impassioned theologian of the Incarnation of the Logos, the Word of God who - as the Prologue of the fourth Gospel says - “became flesh and dwelt among us” (Jn 1: 14).” ~ Pope Benedict XVI



May Memories

Posted on May 01, 2013

If you were raised Catholic, the month of May probably evokes vivid memories of May crownings, Marian processions, and other seasonal devotions. I’m a little jealous, but not too much.

The Mays of my childhood come back to me as memories of daydreaming. It’s almost summer, and there I am, wondering what I’ll do with my vacation: the months of warm-weather mornings stretching ahead till the next school year.

New For All Ages: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 5th Sunday of Easter

Posted on April 26, 2013

Acts 14:21-27
Psalm 145:8-13
Revelation 21:1-5
John 13:31-35

By God’s goodness and compassion, the doors of His kingdom have been opened to all who have faith, Jew or Gentile.

That’s the good news Paul and Barnabas proclaim in today’s First Reading. With the coming of the Church - the new Jerusalem John sees in today’s Second Reading - God is “making all things...

Grow in your Knowledge of Scripture!

Posted on April 23, 2013

Journey through Scripture is…


Shepherd and the Lamb: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 4th Sunday of Easter

Posted on April 19, 2013

Acts 13:14, 43-52
Psalm 100:1-3, 5

Revelation 7:9,14-17 

John 10:27-30

Israel’s mission - to be God’s instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth (see Isaiah 49:6) - is fulfilled in the Church.

By the “Word of God” that Paul and Barnabas preach in today’s First Reading, a new covenant people is being born, a people who glorify the God of Israel as the Father of...

Fire of Love: Scott Hahn reflects on the 3rd Sunday of Easter

Posted on April 12, 2013

Acts 5:27-32,40-41
Psalm 30:2,4-6,11-13
Revelation 5:11-14
John 21:1-19

There are two places in Scripture where the curious detail of a “charcoal fire” is mentioned.

One is in today’s Gospel, where the Apostles return from fishing to find bread and fish warming on the fire.

The other is in the scene in the High Priest’s courtyard on Holy Thursday, where Peter and some...

All Things New

Posted on April 08, 2013

“He who sat upon the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new” (Revelation 21:5)./p>

And so He has!

We enter Easter season with new life won for us through the sacraments. The sacraments are as old as the Gospel, yet they are, like the Gospel, ever new.

We enter the season with a new pope. We celebrate now because we have witnessed, with our own eyes, how the...

Breath of New Life: Scott Hahn Reflects on Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted on April 05, 2013

Acts 5:12-16
Psalm 118:2-4,13-15, 22-24
Revelation 1:9-13,17-19
John 20:19-31

The prophet Daniel in a vision saw “One like the Son of Man” receive everlasting kingship (see Daniel 7:9-14). John is taken to heaven in today’s Second Reading where He sees Daniel’s prophecy fulfilled in Jesus, who appears as “One like a Son of Man.”

Jesus is clad in the robe of a...

Historical Questions about the Resurrection of Jesus: Special Easter Post and Podcast

Posted on April 02, 2013

St. Paul makes it clear that Resurrection is an essential aspect of Christian faith. He states,

“If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all men most to be pitied.” (1 Cor 15:16–19).
The importance of this feast is also reiterated in...

They Saw and Believed: Scott Hahn Reflects on Easter Sunday

Posted on March 29, 2013

Acts 10:34, 37-43 
Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
Colossians 3:1-4 
John 20:1-9

Jesus is nowhere visible. Yet today’s Gospel tells us that Peter and John “saw and believed.”

What did they see? Burial shrouds lying on the floor of an empty tomb. Maybe that convinced them that He hadn’t been carted off by grave robbers, who usually stole the expensive burial linens and...