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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 …

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.

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, …

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 …

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.

The Nativity of Mary
Thursday, 8 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Nativity of Mary

Birthday of Mama Mary

More on the day’s feast here…
Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Micah 5:1-4a
Reading II:  Romans 8:28-30
Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 13
Gospel Reading: Matthew 1:1-23 (passim)

Bethleham of Ephrathah

The verses have become …

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, …

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 …

Stay Awake
Thursday, 25 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Stay Awake

The gospel selection is something that we Catholics are familiar with; we often read it during the time of Advent. When we read it in Ordinary Time, we are reminded that being awake is one of the characteristics of Christian life. We stay awake because we are not children of the darkness. We stay awake because the moment of our salvation is nearer now to us than before.

Whitewashed Tombs (Week XXI, Wednesday, OT I)
Wednesday, 24 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Whitewashed Tombs (Week XXI, Wednesday, OT I)

In 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13, Paul reminds the Thessalonians how he worked among them, treating them as a "father" deals with his children. He also points to the Thessalonians’ faith as one of the things he is grateful for, since they received "his word not as words of men but what it truly is, the Word of God.

Readings for August 22-27 2011
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2011 – 22:00 | No Comment
Readings for August 22-27 2011

For this week the 21st Week of Ordinary Time Year 1, our lectio cursiva will continue with Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians. The Gospel readings from Matthew begins with Jesus’ denunciation of the scribes and Pharisees (Monday and Tuesday), the parable of the wise and faithful steward (Thursday), the parable of the ten virgins (Friday) and the parable of the talents (Saturday).

(Sunday XXI OT — A) The Keys of the Kingdom
Friday, 19 Aug, 2011 – 22:00 | No Comment
(Sunday XXI OT — A) The Keys of the Kingdom

The choice of the Old Testament reading was dictated by Jesus’ statement in the gospel selection regarding the "keys of the kingdom" that he gives to Peter, the Rock. The OT background for this emblem is that of the keys of the mayordomo of the king’s palace.

(Sunday XX OT — A) What Great Faith You Have
Saturday, 13 Aug, 2011 – 22:00 | No Comment
(Sunday XX OT — A) What Great Faith You Have

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Isaiah 56:1.6-7
Responsorial Psalm:  Psalm 67
Reading II: Romans 11:13-15.29-32
Gospel Reading: Matthew 15:21-28

The story about the Canaanite woman can be taken in two ways.  In the Catechism it is …

St. Francis
Monday, 4 Oct, 2010 – 16:50 | 2 Comments
St. Francis

The Day’s Readings

Reading I: Galatians 1:6-12
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 111
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37

More Information about St. Francis on the Web
The most important link to information regarding St. Francis of Assissi is from Franciscan …

The Glory Shining on the Face of Christ
Thursday, 11 Jun, 2009 – 8:00 | No Comment
The Glory Shining on the Face of Christ

The discourse about the fading glory shining on the face of Moses continues here. It will end in 4:6 where Paul points to the real glory: the one that shines in the face of Christ. …

I Will Be With You (Acts 18:9-18)
Friday, 22 May, 2009 – 6:56 | No Comment
I Will Be With You (Acts 18:9-18)

The account of Paul’s sojourn in Corinth continues in Acts 18:9ff. He stays there for a year and a half teaching the word of God (v.11). This is due to a vision that Paul …

Paul Welcomed in Philippi
Monday, 18 May, 2009 – 8:00 | No Comment
Paul Welcomed in Philippi

The Day’s Readings
Acts 16:11-15 is from Luke’s travel diary and continues from the previous section of Acts. From Troas, to Samothrace and from there to Neapolis, a fishing town. From Neapolis the company proceeded on …

And They Shook the Dust Off Their Sandals
Saturday, 9 May, 2009 – 8:00 | No Comment
And They Shook the Dust Off Their Sandals

 
The selection from Acts 13:44-51 is a landmark of sorts in the spread of Christianity.  We have seen Peter baptizing the first Gentile (Acts 10) and the Jerusalem Church approving it in Acts 11.  Also …

The Letter to Philemon
Thursday, 13 Nov, 2008 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Letter to Philemon

Reading I:  Philemon 7-20
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 146:7,9-10
Gospel Reading: Luke 17:20-25

Paul’s letter to Philemon is so short that it lends itself easily to sentence flows.  I usually give it as an example of a Pauline …

The Bathe of Rebirth and the Christian in the World
Wednesday, 12 Nov, 2008 – 21:59 | No Comment
The Bathe of Rebirth and the Christian in the World

Reading I: Titus 3:1-7
Resp. Psalm:  Psalm 23:1-3,5-6
Gospel Reading: Luke 17:11-19

It is interesting how the Christian’s baptism empowers him to be a leaven for society.  Note how 2:11-14 and 3:4-7 on the one hand and 2:14c …

Sound Doctrine and Good Example
Tuesday, 11 Nov, 2008 – 14:35 | No Comment
Sound Doctrine and Good Example

Reading I: Titus 2:1-8.11-14
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 37:3-4,18 and 23, 27 and 29
Gospel Reading: Luke 17:7-10

"Sound doctrine" is here used in its more original connotation, not as a set of teachings to know, …

Ready for Battle
Thursday, 30 Oct, 2008 – 0:00 | One Comment
Ready for Battle

Reading I: Ephesians 6:10-20
Resp. Psalm:  Psalm 144:1,9-10
Gospel Reading:  Luke 13:31-35

Ephesians 6:10-20 is one of those passages we are reminded in the rite of confirmation when the bishop tells us that by the …

Dialogue
Wednesday, 8 Oct, 2008 – 0:00 | One Comment
Dialogue

Reading I: Galatians 2:1-2,7-14
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 117:1-2
Gospel Reading: Luke 11:1-4

 
Here is another post that incorporates the Pope’s catechesis about Paul. The readings for today reminded me of the catechesis so I …

Freedom to Love
Sunday, 5 Oct, 2008 – 0:00 | No Comment
Freedom to Love

Reading I: Galatians 1:6-12
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 111:1-2,9-10
Gospel Reading: Luke 10:25-37

When I was still in high school, I first heard this passage from Paul used by a proselytizer to argue that Catholics have …