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All Things New
“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
Psalm 118:2-4,13-15, 22-24
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
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
Acts 10:34, 37-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
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
Prepare your heart to celebrate the Sacred Triduum with “The Hour” an interview with Scott Hahn on the Paschal Mystery.
The Jewish Roots of Palm Sunday and the Passion
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
Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24
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”
Why Matthew Leonard wrote "Louder Than Words."...
Something New: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 5th Sunday of Lent
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...
Ratzinger on Scripture and Revelation:
“. . . you can have Scripture without having revelation. For revelation always and only becomes a reality where there is faith. The nonbeliever remains under the veil of which Paul speaks in the third chapter of his Second Letter to the Corinthians. He can read Scripture and know what is in it, can even understand at a purely intellectual level, what is meant and how what is said hangs together—and yet he has not shared in the revelation....