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Andrew the Apostle
Tuesday, 30 Nov, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
Andrew the Apostle

Reading I:  Romans 10:9-18
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 19:8,11
Gospel Reading: Matthew 4:18-22

Confessing Jesus with the Lips
Have you ever been asked “How do I become a Christian?” These verses give you the beautiful answer: Salvation is as close …

The Centurion’s Faith (Mt. 8:5-11)
Monday, 29 Nov, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Centurion’s Faith (Mt. 8:5-11)

Reading I:  Isaiah 4:2-6
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 122:1-2,3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gospel Reading: Matthew 8:5-11

The story of the centurion’s faith is something that Matthew has in common with Luke (7:1-10) and is similar to John 4:46-54. As …

The Fall of Babylon
Thursday, 25 Nov, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Fall of Babylon

Reading I:  Revelation 18:1-2,21-23; 19:1-3,9a
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 145:2-3,10-11
Gospel Reading: Luke 21:20-28

What was already announced by an angel in 14:8 is now enacted as a dirge in 18:1-24 with responses from heaven …

The Harvest
Tuesday, 23 Nov, 2010 – 0:00 | One Comment
The Harvest

Reading I:  Revelation 14:14-19
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 96:10,13
Gospel Reading: Luke 21:5-11

The Son of Man and the Harvest
Revelation 14:14-19 is a transition scene that prepares for the judgment scene that follows in Rev. 15-16 which prepares for …

The Widow’s Mite
Monday, 22 Nov, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Widow’s Mite

Reading I:  Revelation 14:1-3,4b-5
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6
Gospel Reading: Luke 21:1-4

The Widow’s Mite
In today’s gospel reading, Jesus weighs all the contributions given to the Temple and declares that it was the widow’s mite, which …

The Resurrection
Saturday, 20 Nov, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Resurrection

Reading I:  Revelation 11:4-12
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 144:1,9-10
Gospel Reading: Luke 20:27-40

The Debate on the Resurrection
The Sadducees did not believe in the Resurrection of the Dead and they use an argument intended …

The Small Scroll
Friday, 19 Nov, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Small Scroll

Reading I:  Revelation 10:8-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 119:14,131
Gospel Reading: Luke 19:45-48

Between the sixth and seventh trumpets, John tells us a mighty angel stood between heaven and earth to announce that the mysterious plan of God will …

Jesus Weeps
Thursday, 18 Nov, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
Jesus Weeps

Reading I:  Revelation 5:1-10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b
Gospel Reading: Luke 19:41-44

We don’t know where, but at a certain point in one’s ascent to Jerusalem, one is given a sight of the …

The King Returns
Wednesday, 17 Nov, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
The King Returns

Reading I:  Revelation 4:1-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 150:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gospel Reading: Luke 19:11-28

The parable in Luke 19:11-27 can be outlined as follows:

The occassion of the parable (11)
The parable itself

A nobleman prepares to go …

You are Alive, but Dead; Rich, but Poor
Tuesday, 16 Nov, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
You are Alive, but Dead; Rich, but Poor

Reading I:  Revelation 3:1-6,14-22
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5 (Revelation 3:21)
Gospel Reading: Luke 19:1-10

Our lectio cursiva of the Revelation to John brings us to the Letters to Sardis and Laodicea. The …

Your Love Has Grown Cold (Rev. 2:4)
Monday, 15 Nov, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
Your Love Has Grown Cold (Rev. 2:4)

A key to the first reading is the invitation "If anyone has ears to hear, let him listen to what the Spirit is saying to the Churches…" The phrase is similar to those used by Jesus in parables (cf. Mark 4:9.23; Matthew 11:15;13:9). It is an invitation to understand. So how do we understand the message to the angel of the Church in Ephesus?

Augustine and the Augustinians
Saturday, 13 Nov, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
Augustine and the Augustinians

Reading I:  Sirach 44:1-5.10-15 or                   Ephesians 1:3-12
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 103
Gospel Reading: John 14:1-4

Today is birthday of St. Augustine and the All Saints’ Day of the Order …

The Anti-Christ (2 John 4-9)
Friday, 12 Nov, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Anti-Christ (2 John 4-9)

Reading I:  2 John 4-9
Responsorial Psalm:  Psalm 119
Gospel Reading:  Luke 17:26-37

 
There are presently scholars who assert that at the beginning of the Church’s history, there were different confessions existing side-by-side, but …