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Core Subjects: Apologetics

The Scott Hahn Conversion Story - Scott Hahn

Here following is the transcript of a talk given by Scott Hahn outlining his journey of faith, a journey that took him from being a fervent Presbyterian minister and Professor of Theology at a major Protestant seminary to become a Roman Catholic Theologian and internationally known apologist for the Catholic Church. Through study and prayer Scott Hahn came to realize that the truth of the Catholic Church is firmly rooted in Scripture.  Read more...

Purgatory: Holy Fire - Scott Hahn

Scott Hahn discusses the Catholic doctrine of purgatory and how it is necessary in understanding the application of Christ’s redemptive work in salvation. Using Scripture, Scott explains the Hebrew concept of sheol or the netherworld. He also cites passages such as Sirach 7:33, “Withhold not your kindness, O Lord, from the dead,” to show how the ancient Hebrew had an intimation that the mercy of God extended even to the dead.  Read more...

Mary, Holy Mother - Scott Hahn

There is probably nothing more disturbing to Protestants than the profound devotion which Catholics have for the Blessed Virgin Mary.   Read more...

The Splendor of the Catholic Church - Scott Hahn

Sometimes we see the Church in less than holy conditions. We see ourselves, we see other people, we see priests and sometimes we see bishops whose lifestyles are not up to the Gospel standard. Yet as Chesterton said, "The Catholic faith even when watered down can still boil the world to rags." The Catholic Church is strong with divine power. This is manifest in so many ways; you can see the splendor of the Church. Let me just take you through a few of the steps that I took in discovering the splendor of the Catholic Church.   Read more...

Roots of Marian Devotion Go Back to Old Testament - Scott Hahn

Scholar Scott Hahn roundly rejects the idea held by some outside the Church that Catholics, by honoring Mary, somehow detract from God.  Read more...

Saints: Holy Siblings - Scott Hahn

To approach the veneration of the Saints from a Biblical perspective, Scott Hahn begins with the Book of Hebrews and the "Old Testament Hall of Fame".   Read more...

Core Subjects: Catholic Religion

Eucharist, Holy Meal - Scott Hahn

We're going to be focusing on the very center of the faith this morning, and I feel so woefully inadequate because there is just so much to say about the Blessed Sacrament.  Read more...

The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory - Scott Hahn

The Our Father is a prayer full of hope. Indeed, it is so hopefilled as to sound audacious.  Read more...

Hallowed Be Thy Name - Scott Hahn

Whenever we pray the Lord's Prayer, we acknowledge God's name as "hallowed" — that is, as holy or sanctified. But what do we mean by this? Do we mean what Jesus meant?  Read more...

Thy Kingdom Come - Scott Hahn

If some people find it difficult to identify with God as Father — because of their own troubled relationships with their earthly fathers — how much more must they miss the relevance of God as King. If human fathers are a vanishing breed, then human monarchs are practically extinct.  Read more...

Thy Will Be Done - Scott Hahn

We pray, "Thy will be done" (Mt. 6:10), and it flows pretty easily from our lips. But do we really have a choice?  Read more...

Our Father . . . in Heaven - Scott Hahn

If we want to be Christians, we have no choice but to pray “Our Father.” When the first disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, He taught them using those very words. To pray as a Christian means to pray “Our Father.”  Read more...

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread - Scott Hahn

There’s something childlike about the turn we take with the fourth petition of the Lord’s Prayer. In the first three petitions, we prayed to God for the sake of His name, His will, His kingdom.  Read more...

On Earth As It Is in Heaven - Scott Hahn

We know we’re not in heaven now. Yet we know that heaven is all that matters. So what should we be doing on earth, for heaven’s sake?  Read more...

Lead Us Not into Temptation . . . - Scott Hahn

The Lord's Prayer is like a marathon course whose last mile winds up a steep hill. Or it's like a Himalayan mountain whose ultimate peak crowns a sheer, vertical rock face.  Read more...

Forgive Us . . . As We Forgive - Scott Hahn

The “Our Father” is a prayer of limitless depth. Taken all at once, it can be overwhelming. So it’s good for us to take the time, as we have been doing, to meditate upon each of the prayer’s petitions individually.  Read more...

Last Words - Scott Hahn

Prayer is necessary, but it's not easy. "[F]or we do not know how to pray as we ought" (Rom 8:26). We know how to pray in a superficial way, but not as we ought.  Read more...

Deliver us from evil - Scott Hahn

“Deliver us from evil” is a somewhat misleading translation. In the Greek New Testament, there is a definite article before the word evil. So Jesus actually commanded us to pray for deliverance from “the evil” or, more precisely, “the evil one.”  Read more...

Getting Our Stories Straight - Scott Hahn

In Lord, Have Mercy, Scott Hahn explores the sacrament of reconciliation and shows why it is the key to spiritual growth, particularly in these times of intense anxiety and uncertainty.  Read more...

Introduction - Brant Pitre

"This book will change you. It is an invitation to the Messiah's wedding feast — and a foretaste of heaven.  It will change the way you experience the sacraments, personal prayer, Scripture study, and marriage.  Most of all, it will deepen your love for Christ." - Scott Hahn  New  Read more...

Core Subjects: Stories of Faith and Character

Every Mother's Son: Confessions of a Marian Prodigal - Scott Hahn

For all my newfound piety, I was still fifteen years old, and all too conscious of “cool.” Just months before, I’d left behind several years of juvenile delinquency and accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior. My parents, who were not particularly devout Presbyterians, noticed the change in me and heartily approved. If it took religion to keep me out of juvenile detention, so be it.  Read more...

Turn up the Romance - Scott Hahn

I still remember the moment when I "got" Opus Dei.  Read more...

Current Issues: Marriage and Family

The Paternal Order of Priests - Scott Hahn

There is a famous homily of St. Augustine in which he refers to the fathers in his audience as "my fellow bishops." He startles his congregation, which certainly included many busy fathers of families, by telling them to be faithful to the duties of the priesthood.  Read more...

Current Issues: Parenting

Our Father - Scott Hahn

I was a teenage college student and still savoring my recent experience of conversion. I had been "born again," saved by Christ from sins that would have destroyed me, and I was eager to share my faith with other kids who seemed headed for delinquency.  Read more...