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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

We Have Sinned
Friday, 30 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
We Have Sinned

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Baruch 1:15-22
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 79
Gospel Reading: Luke 10:13-16

A National Confession of Guilt
Baruch 1:15-22 is part of a national confession of guilt meant to be read to the assembly …

Nehemiah and the Wall of Jerusalem
Wednesday, 28 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | One Comment
Nehemiah and the Wall of Jerusalem

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Nehemiah 2:1-8
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 137
Gospel Reading: Luke 9:57-62

Nehemiah
The Book of Nehemiah is usually read together with the Book of Ezra as one long book. Nehemiah 8–10 is considered part …

Jerusalem, City of God
Tuesday, 27 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Jerusalem, City of God

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Zechariah 8:20-23
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 87
Gospel Reading: Luke 9:51-56

We Have Heard that God is With You
The reading from Zechariah continues the one from yesterday. God will restore Jerusalem and fill …

The Jealous God (Zech. 8:1-8)
Monday, 26 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | One Comment
The Jealous God (Zech. 8:1-8)

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Zechariah 8:1-8
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 102
Gospel Reading: Luke 9:46-50

I am Jealous for Zion
Jealousy is used in the Scriptures in both a positive and a negative sense. When jealousyis used …

God Restores His People
Saturday, 24 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
God Restores His People

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Zechariah 2:5-15 (passim)
Responsorial Psalm: Jeremiah 31
Gospel Reading: Luke 9:43-45

The Restoration of God’s People
Zechariah’s oracle reports a vision, the third in a series. In the vision of the workmen, Zechariah …

I Will Fill This House with Glory
Friday, 23 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
I Will Fill This House with Glory

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Haggai 2:1-9
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 43
Gospel Reading: Luke 9:18-22

The Glory of the Future Temple
In Haggai 2:1-9, the prophet answers those who are saying that the completed Temple looks dismal and …

Consider your ways!
Thursday, 22 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Consider your ways!

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Haggai 1:1-8
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 149
Gospel Reading: Luke 9:7-9

Haggai and the Temple
Haggai is mentioned together with Zechariah in Ezra 5 as those prophets who protested against the discontinuation of the …

We have remained in our guilt
Wednesday, 21 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
We have remained in our guilt

Today is the feast of St. Matthew. If it were not, Wednesday of the 25th Week OT — A will have the following readings:
Ezra’s Confession of Guilt
Once more we jump a few chapters and …

(Sunday XXV OT — A) The First will Be Last
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2011 – 22:00 | No Comment
(Sunday XXV OT — A) The First will Be Last

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Isaiah 55:6-9
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 145
Reading II: Philippians 1:20-24c. 27
Gospel Reading: Matthew 20:1-16a

The Rules Have Changed
With Jesus’ parable of the owner of the vineyard, we are told that with …

Until the Manifestation of the Lord Jesus
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Until the Manifestation of the Lord Jesus

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  1 Timothy 6:13-16
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 100
Gospel Reading: Luke 8:4-15

Timothy’s Charge
Paul closes his exhortations to Timothy with a solemn charge, recalling the example of Jesus’ "noble confession" before Pilate. Earlier, …

The Love of Money
Friday, 16 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Love of Money

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  1 Timothy 6:2-12
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 49
Gospel Reading: Luke 8:1-3

Psalm 49: Instruction About Wealth
Psalm 49, attributed to the Korahites (1) is a wisdom psalm that explores the problem regarding …

Where Compassion Meets Grief
Tuesday, 13 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | One Comment
Where Compassion Meets Grief

Today’s Readings

Reading I: 1 Timothy 3:1-13
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 101
Gospel Reading: Luke 7:11-17

Jesus and the Widow of Nain
How do you respond when you meet misfortune? In a number of places the gospel records that Jesus …

Prayer and a Centurion’s Faith
Monday, 12 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Prayer and a Centurion’s Faith

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  1 Timothy 2:1-8
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 28
Gospel Reading: Luke 7:1-10

Prayer for Kings
Paul asks Timothy to tell his constituents to pray for "kings and for all in authority" (v.1). This …

The Tree and its Fruit
Saturday, 10 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Tree and its Fruit

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  1 Timothy 1:15-17
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 113
Gospel Reading: Luke 6:43-49

Warnings to Disciples (Luke 6:43-49)
We’ve seen how Luke uses certain sayings of the Lord which in Matthew would have been applicable …

Blindness and an Insecure Existence
Friday, 9 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Blindness and an Insecure Existence

This life is unstable, insecure — it is existence under the constant threat of the wicked, the enemies lurking in the dark, and Death. But to the devout, the Lord is a refuge, a shield. He is also the inheritance of the faithful, the allotted portion no one — not even Death — can take away.

Blessings and Woes (Luke 6:20-26)
Wednesday, 7 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Blessings and Woes (Luke 6:20-26)

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Colossians 3:1-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 145
Gospel Reading: Luke 6:20-26

Our Life Hidden in Christ
For the Catholic, what is hoped for is already a reality present in the baptized in germine, …

Doing Good on the Sabbath (Luke 6:1-6)
Monday, 5 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Doing Good on the Sabbath (Luke 6:1-6)

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Colossians 1:24-2:3
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 62
Gospel Reading: Luke 6:6-11

Christ is Our All
I think those who already participate in the work of the apostles in the work of sustaining and building-up …

Greater Than David
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Greater Than David

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Colossians 1:21-23
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 54
Gospel Reading: Luke 6:1-5

Before and After
For an article on Colossians 1:21-23, go here.
A Greater than David
The controversy regarding the disciples’ picking grain on the …

The Old and the New
Friday, 2 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | One Comment
The Old and the New

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Colossians 1:15-20
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 100
Gospel Reading: Luke 5:33-39

Hymn to Christ Glorified
See this article on Colossians 1:15-20
The Groom and the Banquet
The Pharisees and the scribes saw that Jesus was …

That you may walk worthy of the Lord
Thursday, 1 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
That you may walk worthy of the Lord

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Colossians 1:9-14
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 98
Gospel Reading: Luke 5:1-11

Paul’s Prayer for the Colossians

We continue reading from Paul’s thanksgiving for the Colossians. He writes that from the day he heard …

The Letter to the Colossians
Wednesday, 31 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Letter to the Colossians

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Colossians 1:1-8
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 52
Gospel Reading: Luke 4:38-44

The Letter to the Colossians

Today we begin the lectio cursiva of the letter to the Colossians. The selection from Colossians 1:1-8 …

Like A Thief in the Night
Tuesday, 30 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Like A Thief in the Night

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  1 Thessalonians 5:1-6.9-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 27
Gospel Reading: Luke 4:31-37

The Lord’s Coming
The reading from 1 Thessalonians 5 is on the topic of the Lord’s coming. The Thessalonians already heard the …