Archive - January, 2017


History Redeemed: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on January 16, 2017

Readings:

Isaiah 8:23-9:3

Psalm 27:1,4,13-14

1 Corinthians 1:10-13,17

Matthew 4:12-23

Today's Liturgy gives us a lesson in ancient Israelite geography and history.

Isaiah's prophecy in today's First Reading is quoted by Matthew in today's Gospel. Both intend to recall the apparent fall of the everlasting kingdom promised to David (see 2 Samuel 7:12-13; Psalm 89; Psalm 132:11-12).

Eight centuries before Christ, that part of...

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Perfect Offering: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on January 09, 2017

Readings:

Isaiah 49:3,5-6

Psalm 40:2,4,7-10

1 Corinthians 1:1-3

John 1:29-34

Jesus speaks through the prophet Isaiah in today's First Reading.

He tells us of the mission given to Him by the Father from the womb: "'You are My servant,' He said to Me."

Servant and Son, our Lord was sent to lead a new exodus —to raise up the exiled tribes of Israel, to...

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A King to Behold: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Feast of the Epiphany

Posted on January 02, 2017

Readings:

Isaiah 60:1-6

Psalm 72:-12,7-8, 10-13

Ephesians 3:2-3,5-6

Matthew 2:1-12

An "epiphany" is an appearance. In today's readings, with their rising stars, splendorous lights and mysteries revealed, the face of the child born on Christmas day appears.

Herod, in today's Gospel, asks the chief priests and scribes where the Messiah is to be born. The answer Matthew puts on their lips says much...

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