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(Sunday XXIV OT – A) Forgiveness from the Heart
Saturday, 10 Sep, 2011 – 22:00 | No Comment
(Sunday XXIV OT – A) Forgiveness from the Heart

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Sirach 27:30-28:7
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 103
Reading II: Romans 14:7-9
Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:21-35

Sirach and Forgiveness
The Gospels did not grow out of the Old Testament, we know that. Between the …

St. Claire of Assisi
Thursday, 11 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
St. Claire of Assisi

The Old Testament reading shows the Israelites crossing the Jordan River led by the Ark of the Covenant and its designated bearers, the Levites. Joshua, the servant of Moses, now becomes the leader of the Israelites as they begin the conquest of the Promised Land.

Lawrence the Deacon
Wednesday, 10 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Lawrence the Deacon

Today is the Memorial of St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr. The readings for this day are the same from year to year. Read this article from 2009 about the readings of the day.
If the feast …

Forgiveness and Faith
Monday, 6 Dec, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
Forgiveness and Faith

Reading I:  Isaiah 35:1-10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14
Gospel Reading: Luke 5:17-26

The New Exodus
Isaiah 35 is a hymn about Israel’s deliverance from exile. It is a hymn celebrating a new exodus. The prophet …

Unless You Forgive from the Heart
Thursday, 12 Aug, 2010 – 3:10 | No Comment
Unless You Forgive from the Heart

Reading I:  Ezekiel 12:1-12
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 78
Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:21-19:1

The question of Peter (Matthew 18:21-19:1) regarding forgiveness continues the one from the previous section about the brother who offends (Matthew 18:15-20). The …