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Articles Archive for 27 August 2011

The Following of Christ (XXII Sunday OT — A)
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2011 – 22:00 | No Comment
The Following of Christ (XXII Sunday OT — A)

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Jeremiah 20:7-9
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 63
Reading II:  Romans 12:1-2
Gospel Reading: Matthew 16:21-27

Jeremiah’s Plaint
The first reading from Jeremiah 20:7-9 is a plaint uttered during the prophet’s stay in lock-up. …

St. Monica, Housewife, Mother
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
St. Monica, Housewife, Mother

We know her generally as the mother who suffered on account of her son. But that is only a part of the picture. She also had to bear being the wife of a husband who …

The Parable of the Talents
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The Parable of the Talents

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 98
Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:14-30

The parable of the talents can be found in Matthew alone. It is so popular that even the word for "talent" …