Archive (10/2012)


The Law of Love: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on October 31, 2012

Readings: 
Deuteronomy 6:2-6 
Psalm 18:2-4,47,57 
Hebrews 7:23-28 
Mark 12:28-34

Love is the only law we are to live by. And love is the fulfillment of the Law that God reveals through Moses in today’s First Reading (see Romans 13:8-10; Matthew 5:43-48).

The unity of God—the truth that He is one God, Father, Son, and Spirit—means that we must love...


Seeing the Son of David: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on October 25, 2012

Readings:
Jeremiah 31:7-9
Psalm 126:1-6
Hebrews 5:1-6
Mark 10:46-52

Today’s Gospel turns on an irony—it is a blind man, Bartimaeus, who becomes the first besides the apostles to recognize Jesus as the Messiah. And His healing is the last miracle Jesus performs before entering the holy city of Jerusalem for His last week on earth.

The scene on the road to Jerusalem evokes the joyful procession prophesied...


Cup of Salvation: Scott Hahn reflects on the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on October 19, 2012

Readings:
Isaiah 53:10-11
Psalm 33:4-5,18-20,22
Hebrews 4:14-16
Mark 10:35-45

The sons of Zebedee hardly know what they’re asking in today’s Gospel. They are thinking in terms of how the Gentiles rule, of royal privileges and honors.

But the road to Christ’s kingdom is by way of His cross. To share in His glory, we must be willing to drink the cup that He drinks.


Unveiling the Writings of St. Luke!

Posted on October 17, 2012

Special guest Dr. John Bergsma, St. Paul Center Senior Fellow, Biblical Scholar and Associate Professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville,  joins Matthew Leonard for a discussion on the writings of Saint Luke.
To learn more about Dr. Bergsma visit http://johnbergsma.com

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Ignatius made me do it!

Posted on October 16, 2012

Matthew Leonard tells how St. Ignatius of Antioch essentially drop-kicked him into the Catholic Church by destroying the notion that early Christians didn’t have a unified Church or a belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

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Wisdom and Riches: Scott Hahn reflects on the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on October 12, 2012

Readings:
Wisdom 7:7-11
Psalm 90:12-17
Hebrews 4:12-13
Mark 10:17-30

The rich young man in today’s Gospel wanted to know what we all want to know—how to live in this life so that we might live forever in the world to come. He sought what today’s Psalm calls “wisdom of heart.”

He learns that the wisdom he seeks is not a program of works...


Scott Hahn: Catechism and the Year of Faith

Posted on October 11, 2012

Scott Hahn discusses the Catechism and the Year of Faith.

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What God Has Joined: Reflections on the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on October 05, 2012

Readings:
Genesis 2:18-24
Psalm 128:1-6
Hebrews 2:9-11
Mark 10:2-16

In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees try to trap Jesus with a trick question.

The “lawfulness” of divorce in Israel was never at issue. Moses had long ago allowed it (see Deuteronomy 24:1-4). But Jesus points His enemies back before Moses, to “the beginning,” interpreting the text we hear in today’s First Reading.


O Give Thanks to the LORD!

Posted on October 02, 2012

O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever! Ps 118:1

The Hispanic community of Bridgeton, New Jersey (Diocese of Camden) gave a tangible sign of what it means to be disciples who are called to witness.  They have whole heartedly embraced the mission of the New Evangelization.  This community was the first group to receive the Journey Through Scripture presenter training session in Spanish.


 

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