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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 31, 2018

Readings:
Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:-12,7-8, 10-13
Ephesians 3:2-3,5-6
Matthew 2:1-12


An "epiphany" is an appearance. In today's readings, with their rising stars, splendorous lights and mysteries revealed, the face of the child born on Christmas day appears.

Herod, in today's Gospel, asks the chief priests and scribes...


Dec 17, 2018

Lecturas:
Miqueas 5, 1-4
Salmo 80, 2-3,15-16,18-19
Hebreos 5, 5-10
Lucas 1, 39-45

 


En este último domingo antes de Navidad, la liturgia de la Iglesia revela la verdadera identidad de nuestro Redentor: Él es, como dice la primera lectura, el gobernador…cuyos orígenes son antiguos, desde tiempos remotos. Ha de...


Dec 17, 2018

Readings:

Micah 5:1-4
Psalm 80:2-3,15-16,18-19
Hebrews 5:5-10
Luke 1:39-45 (see also “The ‘New Ark’”)


On this last Sunday before Christmas, the Church's Liturgy reveals the true identity of our Redeemer:
He is, as today's First Reading says, the "ruler...whose origin is from...ancient times." He will come from...


Dec 10, 2018

Lecturas:
Sofonías 3, 14-18
Isaías 12, 2-6
Filipenses 4, 4-7
Lucas 3, 10-18

En el Evangelio de este domingo, el pueblo está “lleno de expectación”. Cree que Juan el Bautista podría ser el Mesías, a quien ha estado esperando. Tres veces escuchamos su pregunta “¿Qué debemos hacer?” La venida del Mesías...


Dec 10, 2018

Readings:
Zephaniah 3:14-18
Isaiah 12:2-6
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:10-18


The people in today's Gospel are "filled with expectation." They believe John the Baptist might be the Messiah they've been waiting for. Three times we hear their question: "What then should we do?"

The Messiah's coming requires every man and...