Heads Up: Scott Hahn reflects on the 1st Sunday in Advent
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!
Scott Hahn discusses the Pope’s new book “Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives” and what a perfect book it is for Advent....
A Royal Truth: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Solemnity of Christ the King
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
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
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!
“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
1 Kings 17:10-16
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?
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....