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The Saint We Need for the New Year

The Saint We Need for the New Year

January 15, 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.  

Christmas with St. Joseph

Christmas with St. Joseph

January 15, 2021

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. 

St. Joseph: The Spiritual Father for Our Times with Special Guest Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

St. Joseph: The Spiritual Father for Our Times with Special Guest Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

December 17, 2020

Why St. Joseph? How can we grow closer to our spiritual father? Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, author of Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father, explains that St. Joseph is God’s gift to our world in the midst of the current crisis of family and fatherhood. In this episode, learn how we can turn to St. Joseph as a father and role model, especially during the Year of St. Joseph.  

Soldiers for Christ or Hostages to Culture?

Soldiers for Christ or Hostages to Culture?

December 9, 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.  

Where Is Mary in the Bible?

Where Is Mary in the Bible?

November 27, 2020

Where in the Bible does it say that Mary was immaculately conceived? Where does it say that she was assumed into heaven? On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, learn what made Scott Hahn open up to Catholic teaching on Mary and realize that she was indeed in Scripture.

Converted by Scripture

Converted by Scripture

November 19, 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.  

From Islam to Christ with Dr. Derya Little

From Islam to Christ with Dr. Derya Little

November 11, 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.  

Is Jesus the New Moses?

Is Jesus the New Moses?

November 9, 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. 

Exorcism and the Battle Against the Devil

Exorcism and the Battle Against the Devil

October 29, 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.

How to Approach the Bible

How to Approach the Bible

October 21, 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.

**Bonus Episode** We Don’t Need Nice Homilies

**Bonus Episode** We Don’t Need Nice Homilies

October 21, 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.

Why an Anglican Priest Became Catholic

Why an Anglican Priest Became Catholic

October 15, 2020

Dr. James Merrick, director of Emmaus Academic and Clergy Support, had a long road to the Catholic faith. He was raised devout Baptist, felt called to ministry despite his dislike for public speaking, became an Anglican priest, and then gave up a parish in Scotland to become Catholic. On this episode, learn how his studies and friendships brought him to the Church.

A Church in Crisis

A Church in Crisis

October 8, 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.

Sneak Peek of Beloved and Blessed with Kimberly Hahn

Sneak Peek of Beloved and Blessed with Kimberly Hahn

October 2, 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.  

Jonathan Roumie and The Chosen

Jonathan Roumie and The Chosen

September 25, 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.

The Eucharist as the Fulfillment of the Bible with special guest Andrew Swafford

The Eucharist as the Fulfillment of the Bible with special guest Andrew Swafford

September 9, 2020

What’s so special about the book of Hebrews? Dr. Andrew Swafford, professor of Scripture and theology at Benedictine College, returns to explain how St. Paul’s writings point to the Eucharist as the fulfillment of the entire Bible. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Dr. Swafford and Dr. Hahn discuss their favorite book of the Bible and how it impacted Dr. Hahn’s conversion to the Catholic Church.

Why Read Scripture? with Special Guest Andrew Swafford

Why Read Scripture? with Special Guest Andrew Swafford

September 3, 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. 

How Do We Defend the Faith?

How Do We Defend the Faith?

August 26, 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.    

The Unexplored Union of Mary and the Holy Spirit

The Unexplored Union of Mary and the Holy Spirit

August 19, 2020

What is the intimate relationship between Mary and the Holy Spirit? Both St. Maximilian Kolbe and Matthias Scheeben speak of Mary as the “spouse of the Spirit.” In contemplating the mysteries of the faith, the Church continues to go deeper into her understanding of God’s plan. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn reminds us that the mystery of God and His creation is inexhaustible.  

**Bonus Episode** St. Maximilian Kolbe

**Bonus Episode** St. Maximilian Kolbe

August 19, 2020

One of the most influential saints of the 20th century was Maximilian Kolbe, who not only lived the gospel message by laying down his life for his brother, but also began one of the most powerful Marian movements today, the Militia of the Immaculata. In this episode, Scott Hahn talks about his personal devotion to St. Maximilian Kolbe. 

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