Archive (11/2012)


Heads Up: Scott Hahn reflects on the 1st Sunday in Advent

Posted on November 30, 2012

Readings: 
Jeremiah 33:14-16 
Psalm 25:4-5,8-10,14 
1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2 
Luke 21:25-28, 34-36

Every Advent, the Liturgy of the Word gives our sense of time a reorientation. There’s a deliberate tension in the next four weeks’ readings - between promise and fulfillment, expectation and deliverance, between looking forward and looking back.

In today’s First Reading, the prophet Jeremiah focuses our gaze on the...


Christmas Comes Early!

Posted on November 30, 2012

Scott Hahn discusses the Pope’s new book “Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives” and what a perfect book it is for Advent.

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A Royal Truth: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Solemnity of Christ the King

Posted on November 23, 2012

Readings:
Daniel 7:13-14
Psalm 93:1-2,5
Revelation 1:5-8
John 18:33-37

What’s the truth Jesus comes to bear witness to in this last Gospel of the Church’s year?

It’s the truth that in Jesus, God keeps the promise He made to David - of an everlasting kingdom, of an heir who would be His Son, “the first born, highest of the kings of the earth” ...


A True Thanksgiving

Posted on November 21, 2012

The turkey is thawing. Cars are being packed. Houses are being cleaned. I guess I’ve finally grown up because everybody’s on their way to my house this year. For the first time the Leonard family is hosting Thanksgiving. So while I don’t have to drive hours on end to distant lands in a van full of restless children, all juice spills and unidentified food items must be removed from the floors and walls...


Hope in Tribulation: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on November 16, 2012

Readings:
Daniel 12:1-3
Psalm 16:5,8-11
Hebrews 10:11-14,18
Mark 13:24-32

In this, the second-to-the-last week of the Church year, Jesus has finally made it to Jerusalem.

Near to His passion and death, He gives us a teaching of hope—telling us how it will be when He returns again in glory.

Today’s Gospel is taken from the end of a long discourse in which He describes tribulations...


An Act of Love by God!

Posted on November 15, 2012

“The point of the first three chapters of Genesis is to show us that creation was a deliberate, purposeful act of love by God. The world didn’t just happen. God wanted the world - not because He was lonely, not because there was anything He lacked or needed.

God created the world because God is love (see 1 John 4:16). And love is creative, self-giving and life-giving.

God made the world as a pure...


The Widows’ Faith: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on November 09, 2012

Readings: 
1 Kings 17:10-16 
Psalm 146:7-10 
Hebrews 9:24-28 
Mark 12:38-44

We must live by the obedience of faith, a faith that shows itself in works of charity and self-giving (see Galatians 5:6). That’s the lesson of the two widows in today’s liturgy. 

The widow in the First Reading isn’t even a Jew, yet she trusts in the word of Elijah and...


Matthew Leonard - What Do We Do Now?

Posted on November 09, 2012

Presidents come and go, but our path as Catholics remains clear. Matthew Leonard puts current events in perspective and reminds us of the fundamentals that must take place in order to transform our world.

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