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Tree of Righteousness: Reflections on the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeScott 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 Time Scott 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 ChristiScott 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 Trinity Scott 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 SundayScott 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 News: The Ascension of the Lord Scott Hahn

(In dioceses where Ascension is celebrated on Thursday, see also the reflection for the Seventh Sunday of Easter.) In today's first reading, St. Luke gives the surprising news that there is more of the ...

Begotten By Love: Reflections on the Sixth Sunday of EasterScott Hahn

God is love, and he revealed that love in sending his only son to be a sacrificial offering for our sins. In these words from today's Epistle, we should hear an echo of the story of Abraham's offering ...

On the Vine: Reflections on the Fifth Sunday of Easter Scott Hahn

In today's Gospel, Jesus tells us that he is the true vine that God intended Israel to be--the source of divine life and wisdom for the nations (see Sirach 24:17--24). In baptism, each of us was joined ...