Isaiah

Thumbnail marriage feast at cana gaetano gandolfi A bride and groom; The bride and groom

Two weeks ago, I had the great good pleasure of presiding at the wedding of my niece, Bryna. She has been, all her life, a lovely girl, full of joy...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 188446565 Liturgy: Lectors as servant-leaders - To think and live in the presence of love

Father Henri Nouwen, reflecting on prayer in his book “Clowning in Rome,” offered this insight: “To pray unceasingly means to think and live in the...

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Thumbnail pope francis at the general audience in st peters square march 2 2016 credit alexey gotovskiy cna 3 2 16 Pope Francis: The Church doesn't need 'dirty money'

On Wednesday, Pope Francis issued a harsh condemnation of those who exploit others and then donate to the Church, telling them their “dirty money”...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn canaanite woman jesus Sunday Readings for August 19 & 20

Most of us are the foreigners, the non-Israelites, about whom the first reading prophesies. Coming to worship the God of Israel, we stand in the...

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Thumbnail raphael  tranfiguration Sunday Readings for August 20 & 21 by Scott Hahn

Jesus doesn’t answer the question put to him in Sunday’s Gospel. It profits us nothing to speculate on how many will be saved. What we need to know...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn 12 25 16 Sunday Readings for December 24 & 25 - Christmas

The Church’s liturgy rings in Christmas with a joyful noise. We hear of uplifted voices, trumpets and horns and melodies of praise. In the first...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn Sunday Readings for January 21 & 22

Sunday’s liturgy gives us a lesson in ancient Israelite geography and history. Isaiah’s prophecy in the first reading is quoted by Matthew in...

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