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Paul in Thessalonica
Tuesday, 25 Aug, 2009 – 18:39 | One Comment
Paul in Thessalonica

Today’s Readings
Paul begins the main part of his letter to the Thessalonians by recalling how he first came to Thessalonica. He has had quite an experience in Philippi, an experience Luke narrates in Acts 16:16-40. …

Feast of St. Bartholomew
Tuesday, 25 Aug, 2009 – 3:23 | 2 Comments
Feast of St. Bartholomew

 
Today’s Readings
St. Bartholomew on the Web

Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Bartholomew
Catholic Online: St. Bartholomew
WikiPedia: St. Bartholomew

On John 1:41-51

Expository: Come and See
Exegetical Commentary on John 1:19-51
Lectio: John 1:45-51
The Roman Theological Forum: The Call of Nathanael
John 1:19-45: …

Resuming Mark
Wednesday, 19 Aug, 2009 – 0:18 | No Comment
Resuming Mark

 
The reading guides for the 21st to the 24th Sundays of OT B are now available. Some Scriptural readings have two guides while others have none at all, especially for the first readings. This is …

Assumpta est Maria
Saturday, 15 Aug, 2009 – 0:19 | 3 Comments
Assumpta est Maria

The Assumption in the Catechism

966 “Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, …

Israel at Sichem
Friday, 14 Aug, 2009 – 17:32 | No Comment
Israel at Sichem

Today’s Readings
Overview
Joshua 24 can be divided as follows

1. The assembly at Sichem
 
2-13 Recitation of Saving Events
2-4 From Abraham to Jacob in Egypt5-7b From Moses and Aaron to the destruction of the Pharaoh in …

Crossing the Jordan
Thursday, 13 Aug, 2009 – 18:41 | No Comment
Crossing the Jordan

Today’s Readings
The Book of Joshua is designated by scholars as one of the books constituting Deuteronomistic History. It is so called because it was written under the influence of the theology that dominates the book …

The Death of Moses
Wednesday, 12 Aug, 2009 – 16:13 | No Comment
The Death of Moses

 
Today’s Readings
At the end of Deuteronomy, we are told four things:

God showed Moses the extent of the Promised Land just as He did to Abraham, from Mt. Nebo. But He showed it to Moses …

Israel Was the Lord’s Portion
Wednesday, 12 Aug, 2009 – 5:38 | No Comment
Israel Was the Lord’s Portion

Today’s Readings
The day’s responsorial psalm is taken from a text more ancient than the book of Deuteronomy itself. Deuteronomy 32 is a poetic text composed like a lawsuit discourse but ends up like a psalm …

A Martyr’s Generosity
Monday, 10 Aug, 2009 – 19:01 | One Comment
A Martyr’s Generosity

 
Today’s Readings
Links to Articles about St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence — Deacon and Martyr
St. Augustine’s Tribute to St. Lawrence
WikiPedia: Lawrence of Rome
SPQN: St. Lawrence of Rome
Catholic Online: St. Lawrence martyr
Biography: Laurence, Deacon and Martyr (10 August …

Shema Yishrael
Saturday, 8 Aug, 2009 – 22:31 | No Comment
Shema Yishrael

Today’s Readings
The “Shema Yishrael” is like the “Panatang Makabayan” of the People of God. It is Moses the Lawgiver who passes it on to the Israelites as the expression of their gratitude for all that …

The Transfiguration of the Lord
Thursday, 6 Aug, 2009 – 19:23 | One Comment
The Transfiguration of the Lord

Today’s Readings
Links to Articles about the Transfiguration

WikiPedia:The Transfiguration of Jesus
Catholic Encyclopedia: Transfiguration
All About Jesus: Transfiguration
Mark 9:2-10 Listen to Him

There are two things in the Transfiguration account that the liturgical selections for the day emphasize: …

The Jubilee Year
Saturday, 1 Aug, 2009 – 8:00 | No Comment
The Jubilee Year

Today’s Readings
Leviticus 25 is about the Sabbath of Years. While the liturgical selection only picks up verses 1 and 8-17, the substance of the content of the chapter is easily understood. Three ideas lie behind …