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Wisdom's FeastScott Hahn

The Wisdom of God has prepared a feast, we hear in today's First Reading. We must become like children (see Matthew 18:3--4) to hear and accept this invitation. For in every Eucharist, it is the folly ...

Take and Eat Scott Hahn

Sometimes we feel like Elijah in today's First Reading. We want to lie down and die, keenly aware of our failures--that we seem to be getting no better at doing what God wants of us. We can be tempted ...

On the Nativity of St. John the BaptistScott Hahn

The people in this week's Gospel are frightened and amazed by the mysterious events surrounding the birth of John. Only his mother and father, Elizabeth and Zechariah, know what this child will be. John ...

Tree of Righteousness: Reflections on the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Scott Hahn

In the cryptic message of the prophet Ezekiel, long centuries before the Lord's coming, God gave his people reason to hope. Ezekiel glimpsed a day when the Lord God would place a tree on a mountain in ...

The Promised One: Reflection on the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeScott Hahn

In today's Gospel Jesus has just been healing and casting out demons in Galilee. Along with the crowds, who flock to him so that he can't even take a break to eat, come people who do not understand what ...

Blood of the Covenant: Reflections on Corpus Christi Scott Hahn

All of today's readings are set in the context of the Passover. The first reading recalls the old covenant celebrated at Sinai following the first Passover and the Exodus. In sprinkling the blood of ...

Family of Love: Reflection on the Solemnity of the Holy TrinityScott Hahn

Last Sunday, we celebrated the sending of the Spirit, which sealed God's new covenant and made a new creation. In this new creation, we live in the family of God, who has revealed himself as a Trinity ...

A New Wind: Reflecting on Pentecost Sunday Scott Hahn

The giving of the Spirit to the new people of God crowns the mighty acts of the Father in salvation history. The Jewish feast of Pentecost called all devout Jews to Jerusalem to celebrate their birth ...