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In a dark hourScott Hahn

Jesus exaggerates in today's Gospel when He claims not to know the day or the hour when He will come again. Christ occasionally makes such overstatements to drive home a point we might otherwise miss ...

Kingdom of the son Scott Hahn

Week by week, the Liturgy has been preparing us for the revelation to be made on this, the last Sunday of the Church year. Jesus, we have been shown, is truly the Chosen One, the Messiah of God, the ...

'Today' is the dayScott Hahn

It is the age between our Lord's first coming and His last. We live in the new world begun by His life, death, Resurrection, and Ascension, by the sending of His Spirit upon the Church. But we await ...

To rise again Scott Hahn

With their riddle about seven brothers and a childless widow, the Sadducees in today's Gospel mock the faith for which seven brothers and their mother die in the First Reading. The Maccabean martyrs ...

Lover of soulsScott Hahn

Our Lord is a lover of souls, the Liturgy shows us today. As we sing in today's Psalm, He is slow to anger and compassionate toward all that He has made. In His mercy, our First Reading tells us, ...

No favorites Scott Hahn

Jesus draws a blunt picture in today's Gospel. The Pharisee's prayer is almost a parody of the thanksgiving psalms (see for example Psalms 30, 118). Instead of praising God for His mighty works, ...

Hope from on highScott Hahn

The Lord is our guardian, beside us at our right hand, interceding for us in all our spiritual battles. In today's Psalm, we're told to lift our eyes to the mountains, that our help will come ...

Returning thanks Scott Hahn

A foreign leper is cleansed and in thanksgiving returns to offer homage to the God of Israel. We hear this same story in both the First Reading and Gospel today. There were many lepers in Israel in ...