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Un Rey para ser contemplado: Scott Hahn reflexiona sobre la epifanía del Señor

St Paul Center Podcast - Mon, 12/28/2020 - 5:00 PM

Lecturas: Isaías 60, 1–6 Salmo 72, 1–12, 7–8, 10–13 Efesios 3, 2–3, 5–6 Mateo 2, 1–12

Una “epifanía” es una manifestación. Las lecturas de este domingo, donde vemos estrellas que se alzan, luces es¬plendorosas y misterios revelados, nos presentan también el rostro del Niño que nació el día de Navidad.

En el Evangelio, Herodes pregunta a los jefes de los sumos sacerdotes y escribas dónde ha de nacer el Mesías. La respuesta que Mateo pone en sus labios dice mucho más, ya que combina dos promesas del Antiguo Testamento: una de ellas revela que el Mesías será descendiente de David (cfr. 2 S 5,2); la otra, predice la llegada de un “gobernador de Israel”, que “apacentará su rebaño” y cuya majestad alcanzará “hasta los confines de la tierra” (Mi 5, 1–3).

Esas promesas, referentes a un rey de Israel que gobierna las naciones, resuenan también en el Salmo de este domingo (que celebra al hijo de David, Salomón). Su reino, cantamos, alcanzará los confines de la tierra; y los reyes de la tierra le rendirán homenaje. Esa es la escena que presenta también la primera lectura, en la que los pueblos que vienen del este presentan oro e incienso al rey de Israel.

La peregrinación de los Magos que nos describe el Evangelio del domingo, marca el cumplimiento de las promesas de Dios. Éstos, probablemente astrólogos persas, siguen la estrella que, según predijo Balaam, se alzaría como un cetro sobre la casa de Jacob (cfr. Nm 24, 17).

Su viaje, cargados de oro y perfumes, evoca el que hicieron la reina de Sabá y los “reyes de la tierra” en pos de Salomón (cfr. 1 R 10, 2.25; 2 Cr 9,24). Es interesente observar que las únicas citas bíblicas donde se mencionan juntos el incienso y la mirra, se encuentran en el Cantar de los Cantares, un libro que refiere a Salomón (cfr. Ct 3,6; 4,6.14).

Alguien más grande que Salomón está aquí (cfr. Lc 11,31). Ha venido a revelar que todas las personas son coherederas de la familia real de Israel, como enseña la epístola de este domingo.

La manifestación de Cristo nos fuerza a tomar una decisión: ¿Seguiremos las señales que nos guían hacia Él, como lo hicieron los Magos? ¿O seremos como esos sacerdotes y escribas, que dejaron que las palabras de Dios se volvieran letras muertas entre pergaminos antiguos?

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CS 619: 12-28-20: Monday: FAMILY

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If You Think This Year Was Supposed to Be Different

Fr Mike Schmitz Podcast - Fri, 12/25/2020 - 8:00 PM

We might have had different plans for this year, but were they really supposed to happen?

We all wonder whether we’re actually following God’s will for us, but the reality is that, unless we are directly going against the Lord in some way, we are doing his will by just living our life. Wherever this year has taken us, whatever it has us doing, is exactly where God wants us to be. This is one of the joys of being a faithful Christian: as long as we are following the laws of the Lord, we can never be outside his will.

This is true even today, as everything we thought we knew about this year was turned on its head. We may have had radically different plans and expectations for where we’d be now, or what we’d be doing, but it wasn’t the will of God. God has us exactly where he wants us, and as long as we remain faithful to him, we’ll follow the path that he’s paved for our lives.

So, what if we’re not following the Lord? This is what the call of repentance is all about: if we’re not following the Lord, then we get to change the course of our lives and turn toward him through confession and penance. And you know when a perfect time for this is? Christmas!

Because of Christmas, our lives don’t have to be a lost cause, or a dead end. Because God gave his only begotten son to us, we can turn our lives around and aim them at the light of Christ. It’s through the incarnation that eternal life with God became a possibility, and that repentance was born. Because Christ came to earth, we can use our lives to follow the will of God, even after steering off course. We now have a future, through the power of our Father’s love.

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237: Aquinas on Why There Can't be Many Gods

Pints With Aquinas Podcast - Tue, 12/22/2020 - 7:00 AM

Today we'll take a look at what Aquinas has to say about polytheism. Then we'll take five questions from patrons, including a question on the difference between Pelagianism and Semi-Pelagianism. Then, just for fun, I'll share with you my top seven short stories.

 

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Our True Home: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Feast of the Holy Family

St Paul Center Podcast - Mon, 12/21/2020 - 5:00 PM

Readings: 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 Corinthians 6:16–18).

In the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, God reveals our true home. We’re to live as His children, “chosen ones, holy and beloved,” as the First Reading puts it. The family advice we hear in today’s readings—for mothers, fathers, and children—is all solid and practical. Happy homes are the fruit of our faithfulness to the Lord, we sing in today’s Psalm. But the Liturgy is inviting us to see more, to see how, through our family obligations and relationships, our families become heralds of the family of God that He wants to create on earth.

Jesus shows us this in today’s Gospel. His obedience to His earthly parents flows directly from His obedience to the will of His heavenly Father. Joseph and Mary aren’t identified by name, but three times are called “his parents” and are referred to separately as his “mother” and “father.” The emphasis is all on their their familial ties to Jesus. But these ties are emphasized only so that Jesus, in the first words He speaks in Luke’s Gospel, can point us beyond that earthly relationship to the Fatherhood of God.

In what Jesus calls “My Father’s house,” every family finds its true meaning and purpose (see Ephesians 3:15). The Temple we read about in the Gospel today is God’s house, His dwelling (see Luke 19:46). But it’s also an image of the family of God, the Church (see Ephesians 2:19–22; Hebrews 3:3–6; 10:21).

In our families we’re to build up this household, this family, this living temple of God. Until He reveals His new dwelling among us and says of every person: “I shall be his God and he will be My son” (see Revelation 21:3, 7).

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Nuestro verdadero hogar: Scott Hahn reflexiona sobre la fiesta de la Sagrada Familia

St Paul Center Podcast - Mon, 12/21/2020 - 5:00 PM

Lecturas: Sirácida 3, 2-6,12-14 Salmo 128, 1-5 Colosenses 3, 12-21 Lucas 2, 41-52

¿Porque quiso Jesús hacerse un bebé, tener una madre y un padre, y vivir casi toda su vida en una familia sencilla? En parte, lo hizo para revelar el plan de Dios de que toda la gente viva como una “sagrada familia”, congregada en su Iglesia (cfr. 2Co 6, 16-18). En la Sagrada Familia de Jesús, Maria y José, Dios nos enseña nuestro verdadero hogar. Quiere que vivamos como sus hijos, “elegidos, santos y bien amados”, como dice la primera lectura.

Los consejos familiares que escuchamos en las lecturas de hoy– para madres, padres e hijos—son muy sólidos y prácticos. Los hogares felices son el fruto de quienes son fieles al Señor, como cantamos en el salmo de hoy. Más aún, la liturgia nos invita a ver cómo, mediante nuestras obligaciones y relaciones familiares, nos convertimos en heraldos de la familia de Dios que Él mismo quiere establecer en la tierra.

Jesús nos enseña esto en el Evangelio de hoy. El estar sujeto a sus padres terrenales fluye directamente de su obediencia a la voluntad de su Padre celestial. No aparecen los nombres de José y María, pero la lectura se refiere a ellos tres veces como “sus padres”, y también separadamente, como su “madre” y su “padre”. Se pone un énfasis especial en los lazos familiares de Jesús. Pero estos vínculos son remarcados solamente para dar paso a la enseñanza que Jesús dará con las primeras palabras que pronuncie en el evangelio de San Lucas de hoy, que la paternidad de Dios es más importantes que el parentesco terrenal.

En lo que Jesús llama “la casa de mi Padre”, cada familia encuentra su verdadero sentido y propósito (cfr. Ef 3, 15). El “Templo” del que nos habla el Evangelio hoy es la casa de Dios; su morada (cfr. Lc 19, 46). Pero es también una imagen de la Iglesia, que es la familia de Dios (cfr. Ef 2,19-22); Hb 3,3-6; 10,21).

En nuestros hogares, debemos edificar esa casa, esa familia, este templo vivo de Dios. Hasta que Él ponga de nuevo su nueva morada entre nosotros, y diga de cada persona “Yo seré su Dios y el será mi hijo” (Ap 21, 3.7).

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Coffee Talk 14

Liturgy Guys Podcast - Fri, 12/18/2020 - 8:13 PM

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CS 618 12-18-20 Advent and Waiting: Friday

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The Most Important Part of Any Conversation

Fr Mike Schmitz Podcast - Thu, 12/17/2020 - 10:00 PM

It’s those last five minutes of conversation with someone that makes them feel like a number or like a known and loved individual. We’ve all had conversations that makes us feel like the other person doesn’t really care to be talking to us. But we’ve also had conversations that stick with us because the person we talked to made us feel so loved that we can’t help but be uplifted by them.

This is what those last five minutes are all about: making the other person feel wanted, known, and loved. This is true of any relationship; even our relationship with God, in prayer. How are we spending those last five minutes of prayer? Are we letting our minds drift to other things, or are we giving God our full attention?

Jesus gave so much during his time on Earth. Just as he continually gave his time to those around him, we are called to do the same. Use the last five minutes with anyone you’re talking to—including God—to show them what they mean to you and to make them feel worth paying attention to.

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Learning from Mary's Yes (with Nicole O'Leary) #124

Catholic Momcast Podcast - Thu, 12/17/2020 - 12:00 PM

Danielle Bean sits down with Nicole O'Leary, mission coordinator for Family Rosary, to talk about Mary. Nicole shares thoughts about Mary as our mother and what we can learn from her openness to God's will. 

Especially during the season of Advent, in what ways are we called to imitate Mary's Yes to God, and how can our obedience yield great fruit in our lives? Join us for this encouraging and inspiring conversation!

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CS 617 12-17-20 Advent and Waiting: Thursday

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CS 616 12-16-20 Advent and Waiting: Wednesday

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CS 615 12-15-20 Advent and Waiting: Tuesday

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236. Playing Jesus w/ Jonathan Roumie

Pints With Aquinas Podcast - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 7:00 AM

I interviewed Jonathan Roumie, the actor who portrays Jesus in "The Chosen" TV series. He tells us what it was like playing our Lord and how it has deeply impacted his life.

 

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The Mystery Kept Secret: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday of Advent

St Paul Center Podcast - Mon, 12/14/2020 - 5:00 PM

Readings 2 Samuel 7:1–5, 8–11, 16 Psalm 89:2–5, 27, 29 Romans 16:25–27 Luke 1:26–38

What is announced to Mary in today’s Gospel is the revelation of all that the prophets had spoken. It is, as Paul declares in today’s Epistle, the mystery kept secret since before the foundation of the world (see Ephesians 1:9; 3:3–9).

Mary is the virgin prophesied to bear a son of the house of David (see Isaiah 7:13–14). And nearly every word the angel speaks to her today evokes and echoes the long history of salvation recorded in the Bible.

Mary is hailed as the “daughter Jerusalem,” called to rejoice that her king, the Lord God, has come into her midst as a mighty savior (see Zephaniah 3:14–17).

The One whom Mary is to bear will be Son of “the Most High”—an ancient divine title first used to describe the God of the priest-king Melchizedek, who brought out bread and wine to bless Abraham at the dawn of salvation history (see Genesis 14:18–19).

He will fulfill the covenant God makes with His chosen one, David, in today’s First Reading. As we sing in today’s Psalm, He will reign forever as highest of the kings of the earth, and He will call God “my Father.” As Daniel saw the Most High grant everlasting dominion to the Son of Man (see Daniel 4:14; 7:14), His kingdom will have no end.

He is to rule over the house of Jacob—the title God used in making His covenant with Israel at Sinai (see Exodus 19:3), and again used in promising that all nations would worship the God of Jacob (see Isaiah 2:1–5).

Jesus has been made known, Paul says today, to bring all nations to the obedience of faith. We are called with Mary today to marvel at all that the Lord has done throughout the ages for our salvation. And we too must respond to this annunciation with humble obedience—that His will be done, that our lives be lived according to His word.

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El misterio mantenido en secreto: Scott Hahn refleja sobre el 4º domingo de Adviento

St Paul Center Podcast - Mon, 12/14/2020 - 5:00 PM

Lecturas: 2 Samuel 7,1–5.8–11.16 Salmo 89, 2–5.27.29 Romanos 16, 25–27 Lucas 1, 26–38

Lo que se le anuncia a María en el Evangelio de este domingo, es la revelación de todo lo que los profetas habían dicho. Es, como San Pablo declara en la epístola, el misterio mantenido en secreto desde antes de la creación del mundo (cf. Ef 1,9; 3,3–9).

María es la virgen de la que se profetizó daría a luz un hijo de la casa de David (cf. Is 7,13–14). Y casi cada palabra de las que le dice hoy el ángel evoca y hace eco de la larga historia de la salvación registrada en la Biblia. María es saludada como la hija de Jerusalén llamada a alegrarse de que su rey, el Señor Dios, ha venido a su interior como salvador poderoso (cf. So 3,14–17).

Aquel que ha de nacer de María será Hijo del “Altísimo”. Éste es un antiguo título divino usado para describir al Dios del sacerdote-rey Melquisedec, quien presentó pan y vino para bendecir a Abraham, en los albores de la historia de la salvación (cf. Gn 14,18–19).

El cumplirá la alianza que Dios hace con su elegido, David, en la primera lectura del domingo. Como cantamos en el salmo, Él reinará por siempre como el mayor de los reyes de la tierra, y llamará a Dios “mi Padre”.

Su reino no tendrá fin, tal y como lo había contemplado Daniel, quien vio al Altísimo dar poder eterno al Hijo del Hombre (cf. Dn 4,14; 7,14). Él ha de gobernar sobre la “casa de Jacob” –título usado por Dios cuando hizo su alianza con Israel en el Sinaí (cf. Ex 19,3) y también al prometer que todas las naciones adorarían al Dios de Jacob (cf. Is 2,1–5).

Jesús se ha dado a conocer, nos dice San Pablo en la primera lectura, para traer todas las naciones a la obediencia de la fe. Nosotros en esta semana, con María, estamos llamados a maravillarnos por todo lo que Dios ha hecho a través de los siglos por nuestra salvación. Y también debemos responder a su anunciación con obediencia humilde, deseando que se haga su voluntad en nuestras vidas, según su Palabra.

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CS 614 12-14-20 Advent and Waiting: Monday

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