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The Shepherd's VoiceScott Hahn

Jesus, in today's Gospel, says that he is the good shepherd the prophets had promised to Israel. He is the shepherd-prince, the new David--who frees people from bondage to sin and gathers them into one ...

The Day the Lord Made Scott Hahn

Three times in today's Psalm we cry out a victory shout: "His mercy endures forever." Truly we've known the everlasting love of God, who has come to us as our Savior. By the blood and water that flowed ...

New Morning: Reflection on Easter SundayScott Hahn

The tomb was empty. In the early morning darkness of that first Easter, there was only confusion for Mary Magdalene and the other disciples. But as the daylight spread, they saw the dawning of a new creation. At ...

Darkness at Noon Scott Hahn

Crowned with thorns, our Lord is lifted up on the Cross, where he dies as "King of the Jews." Notice how many times he is called "king" in today's Gospel--mostly in scorn and mockery. As we hear the ...

The "Hour" Comes: Reflecting on the Fifth Sunday of LentScott Hahn

Our readings today are filled with anticipation. The days are coming, Jeremiah prophesies in today's First Reading. The hour has come, Jesus says in the Gospel. The new covenant that God promised to Jeremiah ...

Living in the Light Scott Hahn

The Sunday readings in Lent have been showing us the high points of salvation history--God's covenant with creation in the time of Noah; His promises to Abraham; the law He gave to Israel at Sinai. In ...

Spiritual SacrificeScott Hahn

Jesus does not come to destroy the temple, but to fulfill it (see Matthew 5:17)--to reveal its true purpose in God's saving plan. He is the Lord the prophets said would come--to purify the temple, banish ...

Bonds Loosed Scott Hahn

The Lenten season continues with another story of testing. Last Sunday, we heard the trial of Jesus in the desert. In this week's First Reading, we hear of how Abraham was put to the test. The Church ...