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The Road to Emmaus - Why Celibacy?

The Road to Emmaus - Why Celibacy?

October 17, 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.  

The Road to Emmaus -Making Sense Out of Suffering

The Road to Emmaus -Making Sense Out of Suffering

October 14, 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.

The Road to Emmaus - The Rosary: Beads for the Battle

The Road to Emmaus - The Rosary: Beads for the Battle

October 2, 2019

The ancient Israelites never went into battle without the Ark of the Covenant—it heralded God’s presence among them and promised that God was watching over them. On this episode, Scott Hahn reveals that Catholics are also called to battle. We follow the Ark of the New Covenant and carry our own weapons—Mary and her Rosary.  

The Road to Emmaus - Understanding Anti-Catholics

The Road to Emmaus - Understanding Anti-Catholics

September 26, 2019

We’ve all heard the common objections to the Catholic Church. We might even have friends who have fallen away because they weren’t given the tools to defend their faith. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn, himself a convert to the faith, helps us understand and answer these objections.

The Road to Emmaus - Should Old Aquinas Be Forgot?

The Road to Emmaus - Should Old Aquinas Be Forgot?

September 19, 2019

Think of Thomas Aquinas, and the first thing that comes to mind is usually the Summa Theologiae and dogmatic theology. But Aquinas was actually first and foremost a Scripture scholar. Scott Hahn explains what we can learn from this great scholar about placing the Word of God at the forefront of our lives. 

The Road to Emmaus - The Real Presence as Parousia

The Road to Emmaus - The Real Presence as Parousia

September 16, 2019

What does the second coming have to do with the Mass and the Eucharist? For most Protestants today, the Greek word parousia in the writings of St. Paul conjures up an image of the second coming. But when St. Paul uses parousia, meaning “presence,” he’s really referring to Christ’s physical presence veiled in the Eucharist. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn opens the Scriptures for a fuller understanding of Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist.  

The Road to Emmaus - Doubting the Eucharist: A Catechetical Crisis

The Road to Emmaus - Doubting the Eucharist: A Catechetical Crisis

September 4, 2019

We’ve all heard the statistic that only 30 percent of Catholics in America believe in the Real Presence. But one statistic that came out of the recent Pew poll has been largely overlooked: most of the 70 percent of Catholics who believe the Eucharist is merely a symbol also believe that this is what the Church teaches. If this is true, we’re not just facing a crisis of faith, but a crisis of catechesis. What can we do to make sure more Catholics are taught the truth of what the Church teaches about the Eucharist? 

The Road to Emmaus - Where Do Catholics Hear the Gospel?

The Road to Emmaus - Where Do Catholics Hear the Gospel?

September 1, 2019

What is the Liturgy of the Word? Why is it important? Why did it help Scott Hahn become Catholic? Here’s a blueprint on the Liturgy of the Word to help you get the most out of Mass. 

The Road to Emmaus - Discovering the Eucharist in Scripture

The Road to Emmaus - Discovering the Eucharist in Scripture

August 23, 2019

When Scott Hahn began looking into the Catholic Church, he was urged on by one question: “How did a Roman execution come to be known as a sacrifice?” The more he studied, the more he realized that to understand Good Friday, we have to understand Holy Thursday and the Last Supper. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Dr. Hahn shares the story of how he came to discover that Scripture points ultimately to the Eucharist. 

The Road to Emmaus - Finding the Lost Ark in Mary

The Road to Emmaus - Finding the Lost Ark in Mary

August 23, 2019

We might not realize it, but every Sunday at Mass we’re practicing typology—the Church has given us the lectionary as a key to connecting the Old and New Testaments. Nowhere is this more evident than in the readings for the Feast of the Assumption and their emphasis on the Ark of the Covenant. What might at first be surprising becomes clear when we read the Book of Revelation in light of the Old Testament to discover Mary as the Ark of the New Covenant. 

The Road to Emmaus - Going on Vocation: Spiritual Fatherhood

The Road to Emmaus - Going on Vocation: Spiritual Fatherhood

August 9, 2019

Priests are fathers and fathers are priests—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 and fatherhood. 

The Road to Emmaus - Renewed by the Holy Spirit

The Road to Emmaus - Renewed by the Holy Spirit

August 9, 2019

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 the Church, 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.  

The Road to Emmaus - Just Say Yes

The Road to Emmaus - Just Say Yes

July 25, 2019

St. Peter is the perfect example of what it means to give our lives to God. That doesn’t mean he was perfect—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. 

The Road to Emmaus - St. Joseph and His Angels

The Road to Emmaus - St. Joseph and His Angels

July 18, 2019

Scripture never shows St. Joseph speaking, yet he plays such an important role in the Church—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 he’s referenced in, he is accompanied by angels. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Mike Aquilina, one of Scott Hahn’s good friends and co-founder of the St. Paul Center, explores the four “annunciations” to St. Joseph. 

The Road to Emmaus – On Your Marks: Part Two

The Road to Emmaus – On Your Marks: Part Two

July 15, 2019

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 don’t mean that all her members are perfect—the Church is holy because she is our means of entering into the family of God. 

The Road to Emmaus – On Your Marks: Part One

The Road to Emmaus – On Your Marks: Part One

July 4, 2019

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 Hahn challenges us to recognize the supernatural dimension of the Church founded by Jesus.

The Road to Emmaus - The Obedience of Faith

The Road to Emmaus - The Obedience of Faith

June 27, 2019

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 Christ’s fulfillment in the New. Rob Corzine, a close friend of Scott Hahn’s who recorded this talk, introduces the incredible story of Paul’s letter to the Romans. 

The Road to Emmaus - Revealing the Book of Revelation

The Road to Emmaus - Revealing the Book of Revelation

June 27, 2019

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. 

The Road to Emmaus – The Pope

The Road to Emmaus – The Pope

June 16, 2019

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. 

The Road to Emmaus – The Fatherhood of the Priest

The Road to Emmaus – The Fatherhood of the Priest

June 7, 2019
Yes, priests bring us the sacraments, they make the Mass possible, they offer spiritual direction. But they’re much more than administrators or leaders. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn reminds us that priests are first and foremost spiritual fathers.