Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week of Ordinary Time

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Today’s readings Well, the story we started to hear in yesterday’s first reading about Israel has festered a bit.  You may remember yesterday that king Antiochus Epiphanes began to lead the people to follow the ways of the Gentiles: covering … Continued

The Fifth Sunday of Lent – Scrutiny III (Cycle A Readings)

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Today’s readings “Lord, by now there will be a stench.” That’s one of my favorite lines in scripture.  It begs the question I want you to pray about this week, which is this: “What in your life really stinks?”  Because we have … Continued

The Thirty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time: All Souls Remembrance Mass

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Today’s readings This morning’s Gospel reading presents us with perhaps thefoundational principal of living the Christian life: love of God and love of neighbor.  We love God with great fervor because he loved us into existence.  And God teaches us … Continued

Thursday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

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Today’s readings Sometimes the Gospel just makes good common sense.  Today, the Gospel expands on the Golden Rule, something we should all have learned when we were very little.  As my grandmother used to say, if you can’t say something … Continued

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

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Today’s readings There’s certainly a flurry of activity in today’s readings, isn’t there? Especially in the Gospel, we see Mary Magdalene run from the empty tomb to get the Apostles. And then Peter and the “disciple whom Jesus loved” ran … Continued

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