Archive (09/2015)


Mom by Scott Hahn

Posted on September 28, 2015

I wonder if even the greatest saints ever outgrow the desire to please their moms—or the pleasure when they succeed at doing so.

Not long ago I discovered that I had outgrown neither the wish nor the feeling of satisfaction.

My mother was proud enough of my accomplishments. I knew that. And I heard, every now and then, secondhand and thirdhand, of her bragging about my latest book or TV show.


Defenders of the Family:  JPII & Gianna

Posted on September 23, 2015

Saints John Paul II and Gianna Beretta Molla are the official patron saints of the World Meeting of Families—two defenders of the family par excellence.

Both Saints John Paul II and Gianna Beretta Molla defended the dignity of the family and each presented in a unique way an image of total, self-giving love.
 
Like a good father, John Paul II approached his pastoral duties with a “big picture...


5 Ways to Strengthen Your Family Today

Posted on September 22, 2015

This afternoon, the World Meeting of Families Congress kicked off in Philadelphia. Faithful and clergy from all around the world are gathered to pray, study, and celebrate as the struggles and triumphs of the family are brought front and center.
 
For those who aren’t able to attend the gathering in Philadelphia, there are still plenty of ways to participate in the celebration: namely, by praying, studying, and celebrating wherever you...


Pray for us!

Posted on September 21, 2015

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the World Meeting of Families Congress in Philadelphia. Catholics from all over the globe will come to celebrate the theme, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.” 
 
I’m pleased to have been asked to present at this year’s Congress. I’ll be speaking on God’s covenant with humankind and the divine institution of marriage.
 
Scripture begins with...


Typing Tutor by Scott Hahn

Posted on September 02, 2015

Long before I considered becoming Catholic—during the time, in fact, when I considered myself to be anti-Catholic—I found myself drawn to the study of biblical typology.

Typology describes a certain approach to the reading the Bible. When Christians read typologically, they discern in the Old Testament “types” that prefigure a fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Isaiah spoke of a man of sorrows, and all Christians since the first generation have seen his...