Parable of the Forgiving Father (4/1)
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Parable of the Forgiving Father (4/1)

In yesterday’s Gospel at Mass, we heard the especially beautiful parable of Jesus that teaches God is understanding and merciful beyond measure (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32). The younger sonwho asks for his share of the inheritance represents the one who rebels from God, seeking to live apart from Him. The catastrophic physical, emotional and spiritual affects...

Third Sunday of Lent (3/24)
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Third Sunday of Lent (3/24)

In today’s Gospel Jesus mentions two horrific local events – the villainous Pilate slaying some Galilean opponents and a tower unexpectedly falling and killing 18 people (Luke 13:1-9). In Jesus’ day people believed that tragedies of these sorts came upon people because they were nefarious sinners. Jesus explains that neither situation is deserving because the...

Elevating Those Around Us (7/30)
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Elevating Those Around Us (7/30)

“The Kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch was leavened” (Matthew 13:33). It only takes a tiny amount of yeast to make a good loaf of bread. Without the yeast, the dough remains useless and inedible. Jesus teaches us that...

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11th Sunday Ordinary Time [B] June 17, 2018
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11th Sunday Ordinary Time [B] June 17, 2018

Gospel Reading / Mark 4:26-34 In the Gospel Reading, Jesus tells two parables about the growth of the Kingdom of God. Each story has a different purpose. The first parable emphasizes the seed’s own growth. The farmer can neither give the seed the power to grow nor make its gradual growth happen. The second parable...

June 15, 2018February 6, 2019by
26th Sunday [C] September 26, 2016
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26th Sunday [C] September 26, 2016

Luke 16:19-31 In the Gospel Reading Jesus accentuates the stark polarity between the carousing life of the rich man and the misery of the poor man. In the next life, this gap will become a final and unbridgeable abyss between repose in Abraham’s bosom and torment in the fiery underworld.  

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25th Sunday [C] 18 September 2016
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25th Sunday [C] 18 September 2016

Luke 16:1-13 In the Gospel Reading our Blessed Lord Jesus praises real determined effort. The fact that we always must count on God’s grace does not in any way exempt us from exhibiting strenuous effort and heroic sacrifice in daily living. We are to put forth the same zeal into the affairs of our souls...

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