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No One Is Righteous
Wednesday, 12 Oct, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
No One Is Righteous

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Romans 2:1-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 62
Gospel Reading: Luke 11:42-46

Do Not Judge
Before Paul turns to the subject of Jews and the Law, he turns to all righteous-feeling-men who think that the pagans will surely …

No One Can Justify Himself
Tuesday, 11 Oct, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
No One Can Justify Himself

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Romans 1:16-25
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 19
Gospel Reading: Luke 11:37-41

No One is Justified in God’s Eyes
Romans 1,16-3,20 is the presentation of man’s utter helplessness before God’s Judgment. Whether Gentile (1,18-32) or …

Paul to the Romans
Monday, 10 Oct, 2011 – 16:52 | No Comment
Paul to the Romans

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Romans 1:1-7
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 98
Gospel Reading: Luke 11:29-32

The Letter to the Romans
We will be reading the letter to the Romans until November 5, 2011. Today’s selection is taken from …

(Sunday XXVIII OT — A) The Banquet of the Last Day
Saturday, 8 Oct, 2011 – 22:00 | No Comment
(Sunday XXVIII OT — A) The Banquet of the Last Day

The leit-motif of the kingdom-banquet theme is conveyed by the first reading and the gospel. The Isaianic oracle from Isaiah 25:6-10 is a vision of the eschatological banquet that God will host on His holy mountain. That day will see the end of the death (the shroud that covers the peoples … the web woven over all nations), and the age of mourning.

Decisive Decision
Saturday, 8 Oct, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Decisive Decision

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Joel 4:12-21
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 97
Gospel Reading: Luke 11:27-28

The Judgment of the Nations and the Vindication of Israel
Images of the spreading locusts somehow overlap with images of judgment and harvest. We have seen …

Our Lady of the Rosary
Friday, 7 Oct, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Our Lady of the Rosary

The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
This feast was instituted by Pope St. Pius V in thanksgiving for the great naval victory over the Turks at the battle of Lepanto on this day in …

Locusts and Demons
Friday, 7 Oct, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Locusts and Demons

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Joel 1:13-2:1 (passim)
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 9
Gospel Reading: Luke 11:15-26

The Book of Joel
The Book of Joel is dated to about the 4th century BC, and the prophet’s ministry, to some …

Like A Tree Planted by the Waters
Thursday, 6 Oct, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Like A Tree Planted by the Waters

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Malachi 3:13-20
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 1
Gospel Reading: Luke 11:5-13

The Wicked Rich and the Miserable Just
The problem of the rich and the poor can also be formulated as "why is it …

Merciful and Gracious God
Wednesday, 5 Oct, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Merciful and Gracious God

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Jonah 4:1-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 86
Gospel Reading: Luke 11:1-4

I Knew That Your Were A Gracious and Merciful God
Jonah resented the fact that Nineveh should be spared. It was a future …

The Word Received
Tuesday, 4 Oct, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Word Received

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Jonah 3:1-10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 130
Gospel Reading: Luke 10:38-42

Today is the Memorial of St. Francis of Assissi.
At Jonah’s Preaching Nineveh Repented
Prophets proclaim the Word of God. What sets Jonah …

The Reluctant Prophet
Monday, 3 Oct, 2011 – 0:00 | One Comment
The Reluctant Prophet

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Jonah 1:1-2:11 (passim)
Responsorial Psalm: Jonah 2
Gospel Reading: Luke 10:25-37

Jonah the Prophet
Our lectio divina for Monday to Wednesday will cover the book of Jonah.

The book of "Jonah" is a …

(Sunday XXVII OT — A) The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 21:50 | No Comment
(Sunday XXVII OT — A) The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen

The parable of the wicked husbandmen is the second of a series of judgment parables told by Jesus to groups of Jewish leaders who will have a hand in his death. The theme of judgment is already announced in Jesus’ cursing of the fig tree, the morning that he returns into Jerusalem to confront the elders, the chief priests and the scribes. In Matthew’s version of this episode,

Fear Not
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Fear Not

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Baruch 4:5-29 (passim)
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 69
Gospel Reading: Luke 10:17-24

Today is also the Memorial of St. Therese of LisieuxLink to the Saint of the Day
Personified Jerusalem Consoles Her Sons in Exile
The …