Catholic Teachings, Dr. Scott Hahn​

  • More Rules for Joy with Chris Stefanick | 30th January 2021
    Joy isn’t just a feeling—it’s something we have to fight for and decide to live out, just like the faith. But this means that joy is something everyone can attain! On this episode, Chris Stefanick returns to talk with Scott Hahn about four more rules for living joy and what it means to be joyful.
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  • Chris Stefanick’s Rules for Joy | 23rd January 2021
    A global pandemic and a tumultuous political climate have made it difficult to remember what matters most—Jesus and our relationship with Him. How can we look past our worldly trials to the divine reality that Jesus is Lord of all? Chris Stefanick joins Scott Hahn on this episode to share a couple rules to help us find a joy that is everlasting and unshakable.
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  • How to Handle Our Own Pharisees | 16th January 2021
    We know the story of the Pharisees waiting to trip Jesus up when he heals on the Sabbath. But have you ever noticed that there’s something strange about the question Jesus asks them? On this episode, learn how Jesus’ example helps us navigate the Pharisees in today’s world with wisdom and humility.
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  • The Future of Our Church and Society with Special Guest Brandon McGinley | 9th January 2021
    We’ve been taught by the world to think of religion as a personal choice. All religions are equal. They have no claim on our public life. In this episode, Scott Hahn and his co-author Brandon McGinley debunk this view to show that religion is much more than opinion. In fact, they argue that the very future of our Church and civilization depend on reclaiming the true meaning of religion.
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  • The Saint We Need for the New Yea | 2nd January 2021
    2020 was difficult. But God provides us with the grace we need to follow His will. And for 2021, He’s given us one of the strongest intercessors we could ask for: St. Joseph. As we enter into the Year of St. Joseph, Scott Hahn urges us to look to the Patron of the Universal Church as our spiritual father.
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  • Christmas with St. Joseph | 26th December 2020
    Christ and His Mother hold a special place in the Nativity story—but St. Joseph also plays an important yet often underrated role. On this special Christmas episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn shares his personal devotion to St. Joseph and what the father of Jesus teaches us about Christmas.
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  • Soldiers for Christ or Hostages to Culture? | 19th December 2020
    Can we really change culture? Shouldn’t we just accept the situation and live out the faith on our own the best we can? As Catholics living in a secular society, it can be easy to think that it’s best to keep faith and public life separate. But on this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn challenges the idea that sharing the faith is impractical or improper. Rather, it’s the most important thing we can do.
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  • What Mother Angelica Taught Me about the Bible | 12th December 2020
    You don’t have to be a biblical scholar to read the Bible. God calls us to approach Scripture in a fearless and childlike way—something that Scott Hahn learned from none other than Mother Angelica! On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, learn Mother Angelica’s advice for reading the Bible with a humble heart.
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  • Converted by Scripture | 28th November 2020
    Dr. Jeff Morrow was raised Jewish but didn’t really believe in God. In college, he was invited to a Christian Bible study. He decided that to disprove Christianity, he had to become familiar with the Bible. But what he found surprised him—that the Bible was more historically reliable than any other ancient text. On this episode, learn how Dr. Morrow went from atheist to defender of Scripture, even co-authoring a book with Scott Hahn.
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  • From Islam to Christ with Dr. Derya Little | 21st November 2020
    Dr. Derya Little was born and raised in Muslim Turkey. She rejected her Islamic faith to become an atheist but then encountered Christ as an adolescent. It was during her doctoral studies in England that she entered the Catholic Church and now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, learn what led her on this global journey to the Catholic faith.
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  • Is Jesus the New Moses? | 14th November 2020
    As modern Catholics, we know that Jesus is God’s Plan A for our salvation. But if this is true, then why do we call Jesus the New Moses? On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn explains that when we understand how the Old Testament points to the New, we see that Moses and many others prepare us for Christ.
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  • Exorcism and the Battle Against the Devil | 7th November 2020
    How do we protect ourselves from the devil? How do we avoid becoming vulnerable to spiritual attack? What are the levels of spiritual attack? As we approach Halloween, our culture fosters a morbid fascination with the occult—but Fr. Vincent Lampert, the exorcist for the archdiocese of Indianapolis, reminds us that we should foster a fascination with the saving work of God. Learn more on this episode of The Road to Emmaus.
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  • How to Approach the Bible | 31st October 2020
    Listening to Scripture scholars discuss the Bible makes reading the Word of God seem straightforward. But it’s easy to feel discouraged when we approach it ourselves. On this episode, Scott Hahn assures us that when he first started studying the Bible, he felt just as confused. Here’s a quick beginner’s guide to reading Scripture.
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  • We Don’t Need Nice Homilies | 24th October 2020
    There is a need today for strong proclamation of the Gospel—and nowhere is this more true than in the need for strong preaching and teaching. But priests today are pressured to make homilies light, short, and uncontroversial. On this bonus episode, Scott Hahn, James Merrick, and Rob Corzine discuss the need to encourage priests to preach the Gospel boldly.
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  • A Church in Crisis | 17th October 2020
    Is our Church in crisis? Ralph Martin, bestselling author and president of Renewal Ministries, shares the troubling issues facing the Catholic Church from within and without. And the pandemic has only made these issues, such as our deep need for a spiritual awakening, more evident. On this episode, Ralph Martin and Scott Hahn discuss the challenges and the pathways forward.
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  • Sneak Peek of Beloved and Blessed with Kimberly Hahn | 10th October 2020
    Today Scott Hahn is joined by a very special guest—his wife, Kimberly. The two discuss Kimberly’s new ministry for women and her new podcast, Beloved and Blessed. Kimberly shares her experience and insights into the wisdom of Scripture, especially the wisdom of Proverbs 31.
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  • Jonathan Roumie and The Chosen | 3rd October 2020
    Jonathan Roumie from The Chosen joins Scott Hahn to talk about what it’s like to play Jesus on TV, how his Catholic faith influences his work, and the role of Scripture in the show. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, get an inside look at how God has worked in Jonathan’s life and through The Chosen.
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  • Are We Ready to Defend the Faith? | 26th September 2020
    It’s easy to gloss over questions we have about the faith, but if we do, we might never discover the important message Jesus has for us. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn reminds us that Jesus tells us to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. There are real serpents working for our demise and the demise of the Church. We must be mature in our faith and ready to defend the truth of the Gospel.
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  • Why Read Scripture? with Special Guest Andrew Swafford | 12th September 2020
    How does a college football player become a Scripture professor at Benedictine College? Dr. Andrew Swafford, professor of Scripture and theology at Benedictine College, joins Scott Hahn on this episode of The Road to Emmaus to discuss the power of Sacred Scripture and the importance of faithful scholarship.
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  • How Do We Defend the Faith? | 5th September 2020
    How can we defend supernatural truths with natural arguments? The truths of the faith are beyond the grasp of mere reason and yet they are eminently reasonable. If that sounds confusing, don’t worry. On this episode, Scott Hahn explains the resurgence of apologetics in the Church and shares his favorite resource for defending the faith.
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  • Why Does the Transfiguration Matter? | 22nd August 2020
    Unlike Christmas or Easter, the Feast of the Transfiguration isn’t usually marked by any special celebration. But there are key elements of the Transfiguration that merit closer attention, especially some of Jesus’ more mysterious sayings which we find in all three synoptic Gospels. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn unpacks the meaning behind the Transfiguration and why it matters.
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  • The Unspeakable Mystery of the Eucharist | 8th August 2020
    Priests have a unique and important role in the mystery of the Eucharist. As participants in the headship of Christ, they share Christ’s life in a particular way. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn is joined by Dr. Lawrence Feingold, author, professor, and scholar. Go deeper into the mystery of the Eucharist and the priest’s relationship to this great sacrament.
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  • Ask the Bishop | 1st August 2020
    On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn is joined by Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, author of Ask the Bishop. While a bishop’s day is full of countless tasks, the primary responsibility of a bishop is to instruct their flock and share the faith. In nearly a decade of role as bishop of Steubenville, Ohio, Monforton has done just that.
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  • The Mass, Scripture, and Apologetics | 25th July 2020 How can we give better answers to those who have questions on the truthfulness of Sacred Scripture? Scott Hahn has an answer that might surprise you, and it centers around the Mass and the Eucharist. Learn more on this episode of The Road to Emmaus. Listen Now
  • Hope to Die | 11th July 2020 Hope is what will sustain us in the days yet to come. It also will make it possible to experience joy in this day, no matter what sorrows presently afflict us. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn talks about his book Hope to Die and the importance of hope. Listen Now
  • St. John the Baptist and the Dead Sea Scrolls | 4th July 2020 John the Baptist is the forerunner of Christ—he is the last Old Testament prophet and the bridge to the New and Everlasting Covenant. And yet, what do we know of John the Baptist? What role does he play in our faith today? Learn more on this episode of The Road to Emmaus, with special guest John Bergsma. Listen Now
  • The Work of God | 27th June 2020
    Work has been dramatically changed for almost all of us in recent months. More, our Sundays have also been upended as the days run into each other without Mass. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn and Rob Corzine discuss the importance of a healthy view of work and worship for today’s Catholic. Learn how to keep good habits and correct bad ones as we adjust to a new way of working.
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  • St. Paul and the Mystical Body (WARNING: Heavy Theology) | 20th June 2020
    St. Paul describes the Church as the Mystical Body of Christ in many of his writings, but most fully in 1 Corinthians. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn dives into Paul’s writing to explain what it means to call the Church the Body of Christ, especially in relation to the Eucharist.
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  • The Precious Gems of the Faith | 13th June 2020
    Scott Hahn shares how he was found by God when he wasn’t looking for God himself. It was in large part the example of his father, a skilled jeweler, that prepared Dr. Hahn to receive the precious gems of the faith. On today’s episode of The Road to Emmaus, he shares how his father influenced the way he came to the truth and the way he continues to share it with others.
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  • Encountering the Risen Christ in Scripture and the Eucharist | 30th May 2020
    What is the role of Scripture in the Church? What is its place in the Mass? On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn and Fr. John Riccardo, executive director of Acts XXIX, share the central role that Scripture has played in their lives, especially during quarantine. Discover how we’re called to encounter Jesus both in Scripture and the Eucharist, and be transformed.
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  • What Difference Does the Resurrection Make? | 16th May 2020
    Why did Our Lord rise from the dead? Was it simply to prove that He was God? Or was there deeper significance? The truth is, the Resurrection is the Gospel. It’s the heart and soul of our salvation. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn unpacks this important truth.
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  • The Third Day: Symbol or Fact? | 9th May 2020
    The Resurrection of Our Lord is such an incredible event that people have repeatedly tried to explain it away. Even Catholic scholars have tried to argue that the Resurrection is merely symbolic. On today’s episode, Scott Hahn shows how the third day is both highly symbolic and historical.
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  • The Bodily Resurrection of Christ | 2nd May 2020
    How do we answer the common arguments against the Resurrection—the so-called swoon theory, hallucination theory, and more? On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn shows how the natural explanations for the Resurrection fall short, and what we really mean by the bodily Resurrection of Christ.
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  • Coronavirus, Death, and Resurrection | 25th April 2020 Celebrating Easter under quarantine was undoubtedly a strange experience for many Catholics. As our world struggles more sharply with suffering and death, it’s nearly impossible to take hope in the Resurrection. Yet that is what Christ calls us to do. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn reminds us that because of Christ’s Resurrection, death is not the end. Listen Now
  • The Paschal Triduum | 18th April 2020 What is the Paschal Triduum? On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn explores the reason why we recall the passion, crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus during the final days of Holy Week, beginning with the evening liturgy on Holy Thursday and culminating upon the Easter Vigil. Listen Now
  • Out of Eden | 11th April 2020 Were Adam and Eve meant to live in the Garden of Eden forever? Scott Hahn makes the argument that our original parents were meant for Heaven, not Eden. But how could they be saved from the serpent? Learn more in this final installment of our series on damnation history. Listen Now
  • **Special Episode with Kimberly Hahn** Walking with Jesus and Mary | 4th April 2020 What does it mean to walk in the footsteps of both Jesus and Mary? On this special episode for the Feast of the Annunciation, Kimberly Hahn reflects on Mary’s motherhood. Consider all the ways Mary works in our lives today by meditating on her life with Christ. Listen Now
  • The Real Story Behind the Golden Calf | 28th March 2020
    False gods continue to sneak in the back door throughout the Old Testament. The Israelites continue to forfeit their relationship as children of Yahweh and choose to be slaves of Baal, or Satan under the guise of an Egyptian god. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn explains how God repeatedly saves His people from making themselves slaves of the devil.
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  • What You Never Knew about Noah’s Ark | 21st March 2020
    The story of Noah’s Ark is arguably one of the most famous stories from Scripture. Yet how much do we really know about the flood? Did you know that the Ark is a foreshadowing of the Church? That the flood is a type for Baptism? Learn more on this episode of The Road to Emmaus.
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  • Difficult Questions in the Old Testament | 14th March 2020
    Why does God act so harshly in the Old Testament? Where is the merciful God we know from the New Testament? He’s still found in Genesis, but His mercy is harder for us to understand. On this episode, Scott Hahn shows how God never abandoned His people to sin and continued to draw them ever closer to Himself.
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  • The Biblical Basis for Lent | 7th March 2020
    There’s a deep meaning behind the 40 days of Lent. The number 40 has a long biblical background, from Genesis to Jesus’ 40 days and nights in the desert. On this special Ash Wednesday episode, Scott Hahn and Rob Corzine give both the biblical significance of this season of penance and some practical advice for Lent.
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  • The Mark of Cain | 29th February 2020
    We move from the original sin of Adam and Eve to the story of Cain and Abel. Cain is marked for his deplorable sin—but what was the mark of Cain? On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn suggests that Cain marked himself by giving himself over to the devil and envious malice.
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  • Sex and the Original Sin | 22nd February 2020
    Have you ever wondered about the first sin ever committed? While theologians can speculate, ultimately, Adam and Eve failed in their marriage vows. Their disobedience permanently affected the relationship between men and women—but on this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn offers a hopeful reminder that marriage is still a source of great grace.
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  • The Seventh Day | 15th February 2020
    What does the creation story tell us about our relationship with God? Learn the symbolism of the seven days, the five realms and their rulers, and the darkness and light. On this second part of our series on damnation, Scott Hahn breaks down God’s covenant with our first parents.
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  • The Problem of Sin | 8th February 2020
    What is sin? This episode of The Road to Emmaus begins an eight-part series on the history of damnation—but we can’t address damnation without also looking at salvation. We’ll start by looking at why sin makes us miss the mark, but how God’s grace is ultimately always available to us.
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  • Five Speeches that Changed the World: An Overview of the Gospel of Matthew | 1st February 2020
    Do you know the “five speeches that changed the world”? Matthew recorded five discourses in his Gospel, including the famous Sermon on the Mount. For good reason, they’ve been called the five speeches that changed the world. Learn more on this episode of The Road to Emmaus.
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  • The Indissolubility of Marriage | 28th January 2020
    The Catholic Church is the one institution in history that upholds the indissolubility of marriage. Where does this teaching come from? What does it mean for today’s Catholics facing attacks on marriage from every side? Learn the biblical basis for this teaching and why it’s so important for the Church and the world.
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  • The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God | 21st January 2020
    Did you know that on January 1 we actually celebrate three feast days in one? In addition to the well-known Feast of Mary, Mother of God, the Church also commemorates the Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus and the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. On this episode of Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn explores how these three feasts capture the heart of the Gospel.
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  • Counting Your Blessings | 14th January 2020
    It’s often easier to preach the faith than it is to live it—it’s easier to share the Gospel with strangers than to live it in our families. But we need strong men and women who will step up to the challenge. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn shares practical tips on being leaders in the faith, especially for our own families.
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  • How to Get the Most Out of the Mass: Part Four | 7th January 2020
    Why can’t non-Catholics receive the Eucharist? Why do we call priests “father”? Why do we offer Masses and other prayers for the dead? On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn answers these and other common questions on the Mass. Whether you have some of these questions yourself or you want to better answer your non-Catholic friends, listen now to learn more.
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  • How to Get the Most Out of the Mass: Part Three | 31st December 2019
    Why did Jesus choose to institute the Eucharist under both bread and wine? At the Last Supper, Jesus was preparing the Apostles for His death. By instituting the Eucharist under a separation of bread and wine, He was signifying the separation of His Body and Blood on the Cross. Learn more about the connection between the Last Supper and Good Friday and what it says about the Eucharist.
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  • How to Get the Most Out of the Mass: Part Two | 24th December 2019
    It’s easy to see the role of the priest in the Mass, but what about the role of the laity? How are we called to participate in the liturgy? Understanding the Eucharist as a sacrifice, as the New Passover, reveals the essential role of every person in offering the most pure sacrifice of the Mass. Learn more in this second part of a four-part series.
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  • Consecrating Our Families to Christ | 17th December 2019
    Jesus tells us in John 6 to “be not afraid.” This saying is difficult to accept when there seems to be so much to fear in raising a family in today’s world. But Jesus is King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and we should have confidence that His word can be trusted. On this episode, learn how we can place our trust in the Sacred Heart and consecrate our families to Christ.
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  • The Coming of Advent | 10th December 2019
    We tend to glamorize the Nativity by portraying the manger scene with a rosy glow, but contemplating what the Holy Family faced in order to keep the Christ Child safe helps us remember how incredible Christmas truly is. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn suggests taking a new look at Christmas in order to enter into Advent more deeply.
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  • How to Get the Most Out of the Mass: Part One | 3rd December 2019
    What is the structure of the Mass? Why do we even call our liturgy “Mass”? As Scott Hahn points out on today’s episode, the Mass can feel like mindless routine if we don’t grasp the significance of what we’re doing. Listen to this first part of a series on how to get the most out of the Mass.
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  • The Healing Power of Confession | 26th November 2019
    Confession can be a real stumbling block to so many both outside and inside the Church. But on this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn gives us a new way to think about Confession. He shares his own struggles with the sacrament and how, through the Bible and through personal experience, he came to embrace the need for the healing of Reconciliation.
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  • Chastity Revisited | 19th November 2019
    What is chastity and how do we live it well? The modern world makes the virtue of chastity out to be unattractive and impossible. But Fr. Carter Griffin reminds us that chastity is really the capacity to love, and to love the way God wants us to love. Learn some practical ways to live out this beautiful virtue even amid difficulty.
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  • Why Celibacy? | 12th November 2019
    Should married men be ordained priests? Is celibacy still important for the priesthood? The Amazon Synod has made celibacy a hot button topic—but what hasn’t been talked about is how celibacy builds up the Church and why it is a gift, not a burden. Scott Hahn and Fr. Carter Griffin challenge us to rethink celibacy—and fatherhood—on this episode.
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  • Making Sense Out of Suffering | 5th November 2019
    How should we respond to our own suffering? On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn walks through the rich biblical background on hardship, looks at Mary as a model for redemptive suffering, and shares his own personal experience. Listen now for personal and practical ways we as believers can face our suffering.
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October 2019

October 2019
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29th October 2019 | What Do Catholics Believe About the Millenium?
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22nd October 2019 | Avoiding arrogance while evangelizing
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15th October 2019 | Papal Infallibility
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8th October 2019 | Should Catholics read Protestant Bibles?
8th October 2019 | Should Catholics read Protestant Bibles?
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1st October 2019 | The importance of personal sanctity in evangelization
1st October 2019 | The importance of personal sanctity in evangelization
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