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Perfect offeringScott Hahn

Jesus speaks through the prophet Isaiah in today's First Reading. He tells us of the mission given to Him by the Father from the womb: "'You are My servant,' He said to Me." Servant and Son, our Lord ...

Anointed ones Scott Hahn

Jesus presents himself for baptism in today's Gospel not because He is a sinner, but to fulfill the word of God proclaimed by his prophets. He must be baptized to reveal that he is the Christ ("anointed ...

God is with usScott Hahn

The mystery kept secret for long ages, promised through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, is today revealed (see Romans 16:25--26). This is the "Gospel of God" that Paul celebrates in today's Epistle ...

Here is your God Scott Hahn

John questions Jesus from prison in today's Gospel -- for his disciples' sake and for ours. He knows that Jesus is doing "the works of the Messiah," foretold in today's First Reading and Psalm. But John ...

Kingdom comeScott Hahn

"The kingdom of heaven is at hand," John proclaims. And the Liturgy today paints us a vivid portrait of our new king and the shape of the kingdom He has come to bring. The Lord whom John prepares the ...

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 King ...

'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 the ...

To raise 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 ...