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Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross
Wednesday, 14 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross

The Lifting Up of the Son of Man
The theme of today’s gospel is the lifting up of the Son of Man (John 3:13-17). In John, that phrase refers to the death, resurrection and ascension of …

The Transfiguration of the Lord
Saturday, 6 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Transfiguration of the Lord

On the mountain the three of them see the glory of God’s Kingdom shining out of Jesus. On the mountain they are overshadowed by God’s holy cloud. On the mountain — in the conversation of the transfigured Jesus with the Law and the Prophets — they realize that the True Feast of Tabernacles has come. On the mountain they learn that Jesus himself is the Living Torah, the complete Word of God.

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 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 …

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?

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 …

18th-20th Sunday: Conversations on the Bread of Life
Monday, 27 Jul, 2009 – 0:37 | No Comment
18th-20th Sunday:  Conversations on the Bread of Life

 John 6 replaces the gospel of Mark from the 17th to the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Below are the available articles for the 18th-20th Sundays. 

18th Sunday

Guide for the Gospel: John 6:24-35
Ephesians 4:17-24
Sunday Thoughts: …

The Tree of Life
Saturday, 29 Nov, 2008 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Tree of Life

Reading I: Revelation 22:1-7
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 95:1-2,6-7ab
Gospel Reading: Luke 21:34-36

The last page of the Apocalypse leaves us with the memory of five things:

the river of life-giving water
the tree of life
the …