Tag: Scott Hahn

Good Shepherd Sunday: Finding Consolation in His Voice

On this Good Shepherd Sunday, we hear our risen Lord console us, “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27-3.  My daughter and I have always found consolation in that phrase especially when her dad, (my husband) sings it. During Thursday’s rainstorms we were spared the flooding that many of my friends... Read more »

Understanding the Eucharist by Scott Hahn

At the heart of the Catholic faith is the Holy Eucharist (and the Precious Blood), but an understanding of the Holy Eucharist seems to be lacking, even among Catholics, which is why we have Scott Hahn. I have been reading more and more about abuses of the Eucharist within our church and it really is... Read more »

Happy Easter Sunday 2013

  Happy Easter Sunday 2013!  HE HAS RISEN!   “Faith in the resurrection of Jesus says that there is a future for every human being; the cry for unending life which is a part of the person is indeed answered.  Through Jesus we do know ‘the room where exiled love lays down in glory.’  He... Read more »

I Will Make You Fishers of Men

When I was a little girl, I used to go to a little church around the corner with some of the neighborhood kids. It was a big deal to be picked to go up on the stage (yes, they had a stage) and help illustrate the songs we sang. One of those songs, was “I... Read more »

Super Bowl Sunday with Scott Hahn

While you are preparing to watch the Super Bowl today, take a few minutes and reflect on today’s readings with Scott Hahn. This is from today’s Magnificat (and so true!): The people who hear Jesus preach in the synagogue are amazed at his gracious words.  Yet they insist on measuring him according to their own sub-par... Read more »

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

When I was a kid, we called the Epiphany, “little Christmas.”  I wasn’t Catholic back then.  Most of my friends were and I just copied them.  I had no idea what it meant. This year, I thought more about it simply because of my own journey.  The Magi had a deep desire to find the... Read more »

The Feast of the Holy Family

My daughter startled me with this question the other day:  “Do you think our family is different because of our faith?” I was startled because I wasn’t expecting it and also because I knew exactly what she meant.  She knows a lot of young people who don’t get along with their parents and their family... Read more »

A Sure Sign of Hope

Mary takes center stage these last few days before the birth of Jesus.  That’s the way it is when a woman is expecting a baby at any moment.  After that, well, it’s all about the baby! The mother of the child is the hope and the promise of what’s to come. Mary said yes to... Read more »

The Third Sunday of Advent

Today we celebrate the third Sunday of Advent, also known as “Gaudete” Sunday, which means “Rejoice!” In today’s Gospel, the crowds ask John the Baptist, “What should we do?”  His answer is quite simple: “Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise.” Even tax... Read more »

A Voice of One Crying Out in the Desert: Prepare the Way of the Lord

Can you hear John the Baptist calling out to us?  Are you preparing the way of the Lord this Advent? Today we light the second candle of Advent.  Can you believe Christmas is only two weeks away? I’m finished with my shopping and some of my house cleaning, so I’m trying to slow things down.... Read more »