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“The Good Shepherd”: The Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Easter
This Sunday the lectionary turns our attention to John 10, where Christ describes himself as both the “door” of the sheepfold and (perhaps more famously) as the good shepherd.
These two images are key to understanding the selection of the first and second readings, which focus on (1) Peter’s speech, highlighting the way salvation is found in Christ and (2) a reading from 1 Peter which climaxes in a description of Christ’s role as the...
Emmaus and Us: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Third Sunday of Easter
Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-11
1 Peter 1:17-21
We should put ourselves in the shoes of the disciples in today’s Gospel. Downcast and confused they’re making their way down the road, unable to understand all the things that have occurred.
They know what they’ve seen - a prophet mighty in word and deed. They know what they were hoping for - that He...
Feast of St. Athanasius
Today’s the feast of St. Athanasius, the Father of Orthodoxy, the man who stared the world down when it awoke to find itself Arian. A great way to celebrate is by listening to Mike Aquilina’s interview on KVSS about this great and heroic saint.
Star Light, Star Bright by Scott Hahn
Pope Benedict and Pope Francis have called her the “Star of the New Evangelization.” And the Blessed Virgin Mary is a star — not in the Hollywood sense. But, like a bright light in the night sky, she shows us the way.
Mary is, without rival, the most influential woman in human history. She has no rival. Who has influenced culture, painting, sculpture, architecture, poetry, music as much as she has? We’re transfixed...
A Throne Established Forever
An excerpt of our FREE online Bible Study
‘He Must Reign’: The Kingdom of God in Scripture
The drama in the Gospels turns on a single question: Is Jesus the long awaited Messiah, the son of David come to restore the everlasting monarchy promised to David? Underlying this drama are centuries of rival interpretations of the Jewish Scriptures and competing expectations of who the Messiah was to be, the signs...
Rich in Mercy by Scott Hahn
Divine Mercy in 3 Minutes!!...
More Than A Feeling: The Aura of St. John Paul II
Shortly after becoming Catholic in 1998, I had the opportunity to stand only a few feet away from St. John Paul II at a Wednesday audience in Rome. It was for only a few brief moments, but I’ll never forget the aura of his presence. Despite his obvious frailty, there was something incredibly powerful about this man. He radiated holiness and love. You couldn’t help but be affected. He so moved me that I remained 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...
The “Billy Graham of Scandinavia” Announces His Conversion to Catholicism
As hundreds of thousands of people in the US alone prepare to join the Catholic Church this Easter, a high-profile conversion has been rocking the largely-secular Swedish culture. Rev. Ulf Ekman, Sweden’s most prominent evangelical pastor, leader of the nation’s largest mega-church, announced a few weeks ago that he has decided to become Catholic. A full interview with a Swedish newspaper is available here....
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper
So we are soon to begin the Triduum, this profound reflection on three earth-shaking events which form the pillars of our salvation: Eucharist, Crucifixion, Resurrection. The Readings for the Holy Thursday Mass focus on the continuity between the ancient Jewish Passover and the institution of the Eucharist. As the Passover was the meal that marked the transition from slavery to Egypt to the freedom of the Exodus, so the Eucharist is the meal that marks the transition from...