Saint Barnabas (6/11)
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Saint Barnabas (6/11)

Today’s feast day commemorating the apostle Saint Barnabas, gives us special occasion to  pause and ponder the true size of our heart.  A name meaning son of consolation, Saint Barnabas is the one whom God inspires to introduce Saint Paul to the apostles after his own dramatic conversation. Maybe it was because the one whose name means son...

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time [B] 8/2
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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time [B] 8/2

Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 From a human perspective, it is easy to understand the people’s impatience and irritability. After all, they had been led into the wilderness by God only to find no food there. God promises a double miracle: meat in the evening and bread in the morning. The Old Testament miracle anticipates the heavenly...

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time [B] 7/26/15
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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time [B] 7/26/15

2 Kings 4:42-44 The First Reading depicts a food miracle by the prophet Elisha that properly is understood as a precursor to Jesus’ miraculous multiplication of the loaves as we hear in the Gospel.  The works that God begins in the Old Testament through the service of the prophets are all completed perfectly by Jesus...

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12th Sunday Ordinary Time [B] 6/21/15
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12th Sunday Ordinary Time [B] 6/21/15

Job 38:1, 8-11 In the First Reading, God shows Job that He is greater than even the fearsome force of the sea, locking up the raging waters behind bars. Job learns this lesson: if God rules over natural forces that infinitely surpass human powers, then He certainly can tame and direct human destinies. Mark 4:35-41...

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