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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 ...

Word of the 'Living Father'Scott Hahn

The Eucharist is given to us as a challenge and a promise. That's how Jesus presents it in today's Gospel. He doesn't make it easy for those who hear Him. They are repulsed and offended at His words. ...

How God loves Scott Hahn

We often begin Mass with the prayer from today's Epistle: "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you." We praise the God who has ...

A mighty windScott 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 ...

Knowing God Scott Hahn

Jesus has been taken up into heaven as we begin today's first reading. His disciples - including the Apostles and Mary--return to the upper room where he celebrated the Last Supper (see Luke 22:12). There, ...