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Your guide through the scripture readings of Daily Mass from Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. John Bergsma, and our other theologians from the St. Paul Center. Insight on memorials and feasts of our God's saints and personal insight from sacred scripture.

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Dec 25, 2017

Sirácida 3,2-6.12-14
Salmo 128, 1-5
Colosenses 3,12-21
Lucas 2, 22-40

¿Porqué Jesús escoge ser el bebé de una madre y un padre, y pasar casi toda su vida –excepto sus últimos años- en una familia humana ordinaria? En parte, para revelar el plan de Dios, de que todos vivan como una “familia santa”...

Dec 25, 2017

Sirach 3:2-6,12-14
Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
Colossians 3:12-21
Luke 2:22-40

Why did Jesus choose to become a baby born of a mother and father and to spend all but His last years living in an ordinary human family? In part, to reveal God's plan to make all people live as one “holy family” in His Church (see 2...

Dec 11, 2017

Isaías 61, 1-2.10-11
Lucas 1, 46-50.53-54
1 Tesalonicenses 5, 16-24
Juan 1, 6-8.19-28

La misteriosa figura de Juan el Bautista, que nos fue presentada en las lecturas de la semana pasada, se nos muestra hoy más claramente a la vista. Como vemos en el evangelio de este domingo, se comprende mejor quién es...

Dec 11, 2017

Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11
Luke 1:46-50, 53-54
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28

The mysterious figure of John the Baptist, introduced in last week's readings, comes into sharper focus today. Who he is, we see in today's Gospel, is best understood by who he isn't.

He is not Elijah returned from the heavens...

Oct 30, 2017

Malachi 1:14-2:2, 8-10
Psalm 131:1-3
1 Thessalonians 2:7-9, 13
Matthew 23:1-12

Though they were Moses' successors, the Pharisees and scribes exalted themselves, made their mastery of the law a badge of social privilege. Worse, they had lorded the law over the people (see Matthew 20:25). Like the priests...