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At Lazarus' TombScott Hahn

As we draw near to the end of Lent, today's Gospel clearly has Jesus' passion and death in view. That's why John gives us the detail about Lazarus' sister, Mary--that she is the one who anointed the ...

Eyesight to the blind Scott Hahn

God's ways of seeing are not our ways, we hear in today's First Reading. Jesus illustrates this in the Gospel -- as the blind man comes to see and the Pharisees are made blind. The blind man stands for ...

Striking the rockScott Hahn

The Israelites' hearts were hardened by their hardships in the desert. Though they have seen His mighty deeds, in their thirst they grumble and put God to the test in today's First Reading -- a crisis ...

Listen to Him Scott Hahn

Today's Gospel portrays Jesus as a new and greater Moses. Moses also took three companions up a mountain and on the seventh day was overshadowed by the shining cloud of God's presence. He too spoke with ...

Tale of two AdamsScott Hahn

In today's Liturgy, the destiny of the human race is told as the tale of two "types" of men -- the first man, Adam, and the new Adam, Jesus (see 1 Corinthians 15:21--22; 45--59). Paul's argument in the ...

Holy as God Scott Hahn

We are called to the holiness of God. That is the extraordinary claim made in both the First Reading and Gospel this Sunday. Yet how is it possible that we can be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect? Jesus ...

Affair of the heartScott Hahn

Jesus tells us in the Gospel this week that He has come not to abolish but to "fulfill" the Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets. His Gospel reveals the deeper meaning and purpose of the Ten ...

Light breaking forth Scott Hahn

Jesus came among us as light to scatter the darkness of a fallen world. As His disciples, we too are called to be "the light of the world," He tells us in the Gospel this Sunday (see John 1:4--4, 9; ...