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Taking the callScott Hahn

In this week's First Reading, Elijah's disciple is allowed to kiss his parents goodbye before setting out to follow the prophet's call. But we are called to follow a "greater than Elijah," ...

Blessed and given Scott Hahn

At the dawn of salvation history, God revealed our future in figures. That's what's going on in today's First Reading: a priest-king comes from Jerusalem (see Psalm 76:3), offering bread and ...

Glorious processionsScott Hahn

In today's Liturgy, we're swept through time in glorious procession -- from before earth and sky were set in place to the coming of the Spirit upon the new creation, the Church. We begin in ...

A mighty wind 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 ...

The good newsScott Hahn

In today's First Reading from the Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke gives the surprising news that there is more of the story to be told. The story did not end with the empty tomb, or with Jesus' ...

Council of Jerusalem Scott Hahn

The first Church council, the Council of Jerusalem we hear about in today's First Reading, decided the shape of the Church as we know it. Some Jewish Christians had wanted Gentile converts to be ...

New for all agesScott Hahn

By God's goodness and compassion, the doors of His kingdom have been opened to all who have faith, Jew or Gentile. That's the good news Paul and Barnabas proclaim in today's First Reading. ...

Shepherd and the lamb Scott Hahn

Israel's mission -- to be God's instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth (see Isaiah 49:6) -- is fulfilled in the Church. By the "Word of God" that Paul and Barnabas preach in today's ...