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The Lord’s ways are different from our own

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 20:1-16a The last section of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend with its first reading. Virtually none of the prophets of ancient Israel […]

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Forgive others and the Lord will forgive you

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matt. 18:21-35 The Book of Sirach is the source of this weekend’s first biblical reading. Sirach’s author was Joshua, the son of Sirach. He should […]

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Jesus speaks about confronting someone who is doing wrong

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 18:15-20 For the first reading this weekend, the church gives us a passage from the ancient Book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel’s name in Hebrew was, […]

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Following the Lord requires sacrifice, but he is our help

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 16: 21-27 The Book of Jeremiah provides this weekend’s first reading. Since Jeremiah was the son of a priest, Hilkiah, he was reared amid […]

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God gives his authority to his church

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Mt. 16:13-20 The first section of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend with its first reading. In this reading, Isaiah speaks for God. With […]

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All people are invited to know and to worship the Lord

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading: Matthew 15:21-28 The third section of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend’s first reading. Understanding this part of Isaiah requires some knowledge of […]

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We need not — and should not — rely solely on ourselves

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matt. 14:22-33 The First Book of Kings is the source of this weekend’s first reading. The two books of Kings highlight the kings of the […]

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‘The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth’

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Reading: Matthew 17:19 This weekend the church invites us to celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. The first reading is […]

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The most precious pearl

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 13:44-52 The First Book of Kings is the source of this weekend’s first reading. As might be supposed, the two books of Kings deal […]