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Here is your GodScott Hahn

John questions Jesus from prison in today's Gospel -- for his disciples' sake and for ours. He knows that Jesus is doing "the works of the Messiah," foretold in today's First Reading and Psalm. But John ...

Kingdom come Scott Hahn

"The kingdom of heaven is at hand," John proclaims. And the Liturgy today paints us a vivid portrait of our new king and the shape of the kingdom He has come to bring. The Lord whom John prepares the ...

Kingdom of the sonScott Hahn

Week by week the Liturgy has been preparing us for the revelation to be made on this, the last Sunday of the Church year. Jesus, we have been shown, is truly the Chosen One, the Messiah of God, the King ...

'Today' is the day Scott Hahn

It is the age between our Lord's first coming and his last. We live in the new world begun by his life, death, Resurrection, and Ascension, by the sending of his Spirit upon the Church. But we await the ...

To raise againScott Hahn

With their riddle about seven brothers and a childless widow, the Sadducees in today's Gospel mock the faith for which seven brothers and their mother die in the First Reading. The Maccabean martyrs ...

Lover of souls Scott Hahn

Our Lord is a lover of souls, the Liturgy shows us today. As we sing in today's Psalm, he is slow to anger and compassionate toward all that he has made. In his mercy, our First Reading tells us, he ...

No favoritesScott Hahn

Jesus draws a blunt picture in today's Gospel. The Pharisee's prayer is almost a parody of the thanksgiving psalms (see for example Psalms 30, 118). Instead of praising God for his mighty works, the ...

Hope from on high Scott Hahn

The Lord is our guardian, beside us at our right hand, interceding for us in all our spiritual battles. In today's Psalm we're told to lift our eyes to the mountains, that our help will come from Mount ...