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New Testament: Sacrifice or Execution

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Dr Scott Haun is currently a Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed as the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, […]

Why “Celebrate” Christmas or the Epiphany?

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Did you know that Christmas celebrations were banned in Scotland until 1958?    I haven’t looked up what the English did in this regard (Scotland always has had a good deal of autonomy within Britain, and never stopped following its own legal code).  But it seems the good Presbyterians of the established Church of Scotland (“the […]

2012 Christmas Eve Homily of Pope Benedict XVI

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Again and again the beauty of this Gospel touches our hearts: a beauty that is the splendor of truth. Again and again it astonishes us that God makes himself a child so that we may love him, so that we may dare to love him, and as a child trustingly lets himself be taken into […]

The Silent Wonder of Mary and Joseph

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We have beheld the shepherds coming in from their fields glorifying God and bringing all who heard them to glorify him too. Yet here is something still more marvelous and edifying: “Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.” And furthermore, “his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him.” […]