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Eyesight to the Blind: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted on March 28, 2014

1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13
Psalm 23:1-6
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41

God’s ways of seeing are not our ways, we hear in today’s First Reading. Jesus illustrates this in the Gospel - as the blind man comes to see and the Pharisees are made blind.

The blind man stands for all humanity. “Born totally in sin” he is made a new creation by the saving power...

Truth Be Told

Posted on March 24, 2014

Matthew Leonard interviews Mark Hart about his new book Truth Be Told: Basics in Catholic Apologetics


Striking the Rock: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Third Sunday of Lent

Posted on March 20, 2014

Exodus 17:3-7
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9
Romans 5:1-2, 5-8
John 4:5-15,19-26,39-42

The Israelites’ hearts were hardened by their hardships in the desert.

Though they saw His mighty deeds, in their thirst they grumble and put God to the test in today’s First Reading - a crisis point recalled also in today’s Psalm.

Jesus is thirsty too in today’s Gospel. He...

Give me a Drink! The Third Sunday of Lent

Posted on March 19, 2014

You know we are “picking up steam” in the season of Lent when the Lectionary starts turning to the long readings from the Gospel of John (John 4, 9, 11).  The Church turns to these texts from John at this point in the liturgical calendar, because John is, in so many ways, a mystagogical document, a gospel intended to takes us deeper into the mysteries, that is, the sacraments.

If one is not initiated into the sacraments,...

Feast of St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Posted on March 18, 2014

Listen to Mike Aquilina discuss this Great Saint, Bishop and Doctor of the Church.

On Confession:

“Now Lent] is the season of confession. Confess what you have done in word or deed, by night or day. Confess in an acceptable time, and in the day of salvation receive the heavenly treasure…”

~ St. Cyril of Jerusalem...

Listen to Him: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Second Sunday of Lent

Posted on March 14, 2014

Genesis 12:1-4
Psalm 33:4-5,18-20, 22
2 Timothy 1:8-10
Matthew 17:1-9

Today’s Gospel portrays Jesus as a new and greater Moses.

Moses also took three companions up a mountain and on the seventh day was overshadowed by the shining cloud of God’s presence. He too spoke with God and his face and clothing were made radiant in the encounter (see Exodus 24,34).

But in today’s...

Fasting on Fridays and the Passion of Jesus the Bridegroom

Posted on March 12, 2014

Have you ever wondered? Why do Catholics fast on Good Friday? Moreover, why is it traditional to fast on the Fridays of Lent?

There are, of course, various historical and liturgical reasons for the custom of fasting. But there’s also a biblical foundation for fasting on Fridays that’s directly tied to the topic of my new book, Jesus the Bridegroom: the Greatest Love Story Ever Told. The connection really hit me when I went to...

The Great Witness of St. Perpetua

Posted on March 07, 2014

. . . with Mike Aquilina & Matthew Leonard


Sts. Perpetua and Felicity

Posted on March 07, 2014

Listen to Mike Aquilina discuss these two very important Early Church Martyrs.


Forty Days

Posted on March 05, 2014

This Lent, let us prepare our hearts for the revelation of Mercy that comes to us in the Paschal Mystery.