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To Turn the Hearts of the Fathers
Saturday, 11 Dec, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
To Turn the Hearts of the Fathers

Reading I:  Sirach 48:1-4,9-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 80:2ac and 3b, 15-16, 18-19
Gospel Reading: Matthew 17:9a, 10-13

The Homage to Elijah
Sirach gives homage to Elijas as part of his review of the great men of Israel’s history. Those …

A Catechism on Marriage
Thursday, 4 Jun, 2009 – 1:47 | No Comment
A Catechism on Marriage

Today’s selection from Tobias jumps over a lot of things. From yesterday’s selection until now, two chapters are left out, the one about the purpose for Tobias’s journey (4:20-21) which is prefaced by a …

Saturday, 4 Oct, 2008 – 0:00 | One Comment

Reading I: Job 42:1-3,12-17
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 119:66,130
Gospel Reading: Luke 10:17-24


Vindication.  That is the word for the conclusion of Job’s story.  The author does not tell us what happens to his friends, …

Friday, 3 Oct, 2008 – 16:27 | No Comment

Reading I: Job 38:1-21; 43:3-5
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 139:1-14
Gospel Reading: Luke 10:13-16


Behold, I am of little account; what can I answer you? I put my hand over …

Enjoy the life you’ve been given
Saturday, 27 Sep, 2008 – 0:01 | No Comment
Enjoy the life you’ve been given

Reading I: Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:8
Resp. Psalm:  Psalm 90:3-4,17
Gospel Reading:  Luke 9:43-45

Qoheleth’s Advise to the Young
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come …

Time and Eternity
Friday, 26 Sep, 2008 – 0:01 | No Comment
Time and Eternity

Reading I: Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 144:1-2,3-4
Gospel Reading: Luke 9:18-22

The selection from Qoheleth is another classic, this time on time. But the "time" described here is qualitative rather than quantitative. The …

The Lord is my Secure Foundation
Thursday, 25 Sep, 2008 – 0:01 | No Comment
The Lord is my Secure Foundation

Reading I: Ecclesiastes 1:2-11
Resp. Psalm:  Psalm 90:3-4,14.17
Gospel Reading:  Luke 9:7-9

The selection from Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth) is a classic on the meaninglessness of existence.  The author draws a very negative picture of the realm …