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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...


Prepare for The Hour

Posted on March 26, 2013

Prepare your heart to celebrate the Sacred Triduum with “The Hour” an interview with Scott Hahn on the Paschal Mystery.


 

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The Jewish Roots of Palm Sunday and the Passion

Posted on March 22, 2013

On this coming Sunday, the Church will bring us to what may be one of my favorite Masses and my favorite sets of Scripture readings in the entire liturgical year: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, popularly known simply as ‘Palm Sunday’.

With the Palm Sunday readings, the Church ushers us into the climax of the liturgical year in the celebration of Holy Week. This is the last Sunday feast before the beginning...


Passion Sunday: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Passion of the Christ

Posted on March 22, 2013

Isaiah 50:4-7
Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24
Philippians 2:6-11
Luke 22:14-23:56

What is written about Me is coming to fulfillment,” Jesus says in today’s Gospel (see Luke 22:37).

Indeed, we have reached the climax of the liturgical year, the highest peak of salvation history, when all that has been anticipated and promised is to be fulfilled.

By the close of today’s long Gospel, the work of our...


“Louder Than Words: The Art of Living As a Catholic”

Posted on March 18, 2013

Why Matthew Leonard wrote "Louder Than Words."

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Something New: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 5th Sunday of Lent

Posted on March 15, 2013

Isaiah 43:16-21
Psalms 126:1-6
Philippians 3:8-14
John 8:1-11

The Liturgy this Lent has shown us the God of the Exodus. He is a mighty and gracious God, Who out of faithfulness to His covenant has done “great things” for His people, as today’s Psalm puts it.
But the “things of long ago,” Isaiah tells us in today’s First Reading, are nothing compared to the &ldquo...