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Hope to Die

Hope to Die

July 1, 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.

St. John the Baptist and the Dead Sea Scrolls

St. John the Baptist and the Dead Sea Scrolls

June 25, 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.  

The Work of God

The Work of God

June 17, 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.  

St. Paul and the Mystical Body (WARNING: Heavy Theology)

St. Paul and the Mystical Body (WARNING: Heavy Theology)

June 11, 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.  

The Precious Gems of the Faith

The Precious Gems of the Faith

June 4, 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.  

Mary and the Upper Room

Mary and the Upper Room

May 28, 2020

In addition to the Apostles, who were the others gathered in the Upper Room at Pentecost? Out of the 120 people gathered in wait, Mary is unique—she alone has already been visited by the Holy Spirit. In fact, she has the special honor of being named the Spouse of the Spirit. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn considers Mary’s role in the Upper Room at Pentecost.  

Encountering the Risen Christ in Scripture and the Eucharist

Encountering the Risen Christ in Scripture and the Eucharist

May 21, 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.  

Behold Your Mother

Behold Your Mother

May 14, 2020

One of the biggest obstacles for many to the Catholic Church is Mary. Our focus on Mary as the Mother of God seems to take away focus from Jesus. But really our devotion to Mary brings us closer to Christ. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Kimberly Hahn shares how she came to embrace Mary as Mother.  

What Difference Does the Resurrection Make?

What Difference Does the Resurrection Make?

May 6, 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. 

The Third Day: Symbol or Fact?

The Third Day: Symbol or Fact?

April 30, 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.  

The Bodily Resurrection of Christ

The Bodily Resurrection of Christ

April 24, 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. 

Coronavirus, Death, and Resurrection

Coronavirus, Death, and Resurrection

April 16, 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.

The Paschal Triduum

The Paschal Triduum

April 9, 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.  

Out of Eden

Out of Eden

April 9, 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.  

**Special Episode with Kimberly Hahn** Walking with Jesus and Mary

**Special Episode with Kimberly Hahn** Walking with Jesus and Mary

March 26, 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.  

**Bonus Episode** The Rosary of St. Joseph

**Bonus Episode** The Rosary of St. Joseph

March 21, 2020

No one was more devoted to Jesus than St. Joseph and Mary. And no one was more devoted to Mary and St. Joseph than Jesus. Meditating on the head of the Holy Family draws us ever closer to the Son. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn shares a personal devotion to St. Joseph, patron of the universal Church and of a happy death.

The Real Story Behind the Golden Calf

The Real Story Behind the Golden Calf

March 21, 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. 

What You Never Knew about Noah’s Ark

What You Never Knew about Noah’s Ark

March 12, 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. 

Difficult Questions in the Old Testament

Difficult Questions in the Old Testament

March 6, 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.  

The Biblical Basis for Lent

The Biblical Basis for Lent

February 28, 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.