Priests are fathers and fathers are priestsâ€”a concept that is increasingly difficult to understand in a culture that devalues the role of fathers more and more with each passing day. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn and Rob Corzine, Vice President of Programs at the St. Paul Center, offer clarity on the often-overlooked connection between priesthood andÂ fatherhood.Â
Over the past forty years, the Church has seen a profound renewal in scholarship and the faith. There has been an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, inspiring a springtime for Catholic life. And no matter how dark it may seem for theÂ Church,Â the Holy Spirit is ever-present. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn and Ralph Martin discuss how the Holy Spirit desires to work in the Church today.Â Â
St. Peter is the perfect example of what it means to give our lives to God. That doesnâ€™t mean he was perfectâ€”far from it. He questions, he doubts, he even denies Our Lord three times. But he always repents and accepts forgiveness. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn challenges us to say yes to Jesus.Â
Scripture never shows St. Joseph speaking, yet he plays such an important role in the Churchâ€”he stands as one of the most interesting figures in our history. One unique feature of his presence in Scripture is that, in almost all of the passages heâ€™s referenced in, he is accompanied by angels. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Mike Aquilina, one of Scott Hahnâ€™s good friends and co-founder of the St. Paul Center, explores the four â€śannunciationsâ€ť to St. Joseph.Â
What does it mean to say that the Church is holy, when we look around and see so much unholiness? Unlike human institutions, the Church is made worthy not by her leaders but by her Head: Jesus Christ. When we profess that the Church is holy, we donâ€™t mean that all her members are perfectâ€”the Church is holy because she is our means of entering into the family of God.Â
The Church is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. We believe these facts about the Church because we profess them in the Creed, but without faith, these marks would not be obvious to reason alone. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott HahnÂ challenges us to recognize the supernatural dimension of the Church founded by Jesus.
As a former persecutor of the Church, St. Paul seems like an unlikely person to become one of the most inspiring writers of Scripture. But the Lord knew that Paul could use his unique knowledge as a Scripture scholar to connect the Old Testament to Christâ€™s fulfillment in the New. Rob Corzine, a close friend of Scott Hahnâ€™s who recorded this talk, introduces the incredible story of Paulâ€™s letter to the Romans.Â
The Book of Revelation may be one of the most fascinating, and intimidating, books of the Bible. It has captured the imagination of readers throughout the centuries. With guidance, reading the Book of Revelation reveals something more than just earthquakes and falling stars. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn unlocks the Apocalypse of John.Â
The role of the pope is one of the most questioned and misunderstood aspects of the Catholic Church. What does it mean to say that the pope is infallible? That there is an unbroken succession that goes back to St. Peter? With a little help from the Early Church Fathers, Scott Hahn explores the biblical basis of the papacy and the role of the Holy Father in shepherding the Church.Â
We canâ€™t have deep and loving relationships with our family and friends unless we first have a deep and loving relationship with Jesus. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Dr. Hahn is joined by his wife Kimberly. Together, they share their personal stories of the importance of living Godâ€™s love out in friendship.Â
We hear a lot today about a crisis of fatherhood, but weâ€™re also in the midst of a crisis of motherhood. It goes further back than the womenâ€™s liberation movement or Roe v. Wadeâ€”it goes back to the Garden of Eden. On this episode, Scott Hahn connects the Old and New Testaments to illuminate how Mary is the new Eve, the perfect mother.
Jesus gives us seven parables of the kingdom in Matthewâ€™s gospel. From the parable of the sower and the seed to the pearl of great price, they all show how the kingdom will be manifested on earth. In this episode, Scott Hahn points to the unlikely features of Christâ€™s kingdom.
Itâ€™s hard to think of any book of the Bible more misunderstood than Revelation. But you might know more about the Book of Revelation than you think. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn recounts a fateful airport encounter and details the connections he made between the New Testament and the sacrifice of the Mass.
Purgatory is one of the most misunderstood concepts in Catholicism. But itâ€™s not just non-Catholics who struggle to wrap their minds around it. Catholics themselves often donâ€™t know why the Church proclaims this teaching. In this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn will show that Purgatory is not only biblical, itâ€™s for our good.
The Greek terms for â€śjoyâ€ť and â€śrejoiceâ€ť appear in St. Paulâ€™s letter to the Philippians more than youâ€™ll find in any of his other epistles. On this episode, Scott Hahn unpacks the â€śEpistle of Joy.â€ť Heâ€™ll recount how Jesusâ€™ humble sacrifice and unity with the Father brought about salvationâ€”and eternal joyâ€”to mankind.Â
On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn shares his first experience at a Catholic Mass. As a Protestant, he immediately recognized how suffused the Mass is with Sacred Scripture. It has become a personal mission for him to help all Catholics make the connections he made. Listen to uncover the intimate relationship between the Mass and the Bible.