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Sunday ReflectionsScott Hahn

Most of us are the foreigners, the non-Israelites, about whom today's First Reading prophesies. Coming to worship the God of Israel, we stand in the line of faith epitomized by the Canaanite woman in ...

Sinking fear Scott Hahn

How do we find God in the storms and struggles of our lives, in the trials we encounter in trying to do His will? God commands Elijah in today's First Reading to stand on the mountain and await His passing ...

Sunday Bible ReflectionsScott Hahn

High on the holy mountain in today's Gospel, the true identity of Jesus is fully revealed in His transfiguration. Standing between Moses and the prophet Elijah, Jesus is the bridge that joins the Law ...

Treasures of the Kingdom Scott Hahn

What is your new life in Christ worth to you? Do you love His words more than gold and silver, as we sing in today's Psalm? Would you, like the characters in the Gospel today, sell all that you have ...

Of Wheat and WeedsScott Hahn

The Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time God is always teaching His people, we hear in today's First Reading. And what does He want us to know? That He has care for all of us, that though He is a God of ...

The Word's Return Scott Hahn

Today's readings, like last week's, ask us to meditate on Israel's response to God's Word--and our own. Why do some hear the word of the kingdom, yet fail to accept it as a call to conversion and faith ...

To find our livesScott Hahn

The liturgy this week continues to instruct us in the elements of discipleship. We're told that even the most humble among us have a share in the mission Christ gives to His Church. We're not all called ...

Be not afraid Scott Hahn

Our commitment to Christ will be put to the test. We will hear whispered warnings and denunciations, as Jeremiah does in today's First Reading. Even so-called friends will try to trap and trip us up. For ...