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By persevering in faith, the just will be saved

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 21:5-19 The Book of Malachi supplies this weekend’s Liturgy of the Word with its first reading. Actually, Malachi was not the name of the […]

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In Christ, there is life and joy after death

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 20:27-38 This weekend, observed by the Church as the Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, has as its first reading a section from the Second […]

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The Lord searches out and saves what is lost

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 19:1-10 The Book of Wisdom provides this weekend’s first reading. An essential component in ancient Hebrew belief, and contemporary Jewish thought as well, is […]

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The Lord God judges justly and affirms what is right

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 18:9-14 The Book of Sirach provides this weekend’s first Scriptural reading. The book is part of that group of biblical writings classified by scholars […]

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‘Pray always, without becoming weary’

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 18:1-8 The Book of Exodus is the source of this weekend’s first reading. One of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, its […]

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God always stands ready to heal us and welcome us back

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 17:11-19 The Second Book of Kings furnishes this weekend with its first scriptural reading at Mass. Once the two books of Kings were a […]

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God helps us to stand firm in holy convictions

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 17:5-10 This weekend’s first reading is from the Book of Habakkuk. By comparison among the prophets it’s a short work, including only three chapters. […]

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Self-sufficiency should not blind us to others’ needs

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 16:19-31 The Book of Amos provides this weekend’s first reading. The book itself states that it was written during the reign of King Uzziah […]

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God asks that we give ourselves to Him rather than to money

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 16:1-13 The first reading for this weekend is from the Book of Amos. This prophet, regarded as one of the Minor Prophets, was from […]

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God shows abundant mercy to His people

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 15:1-32 This weekend’s first reading is from the Book of Exodus. This book roughly chronicles the passage of the Hebrew people from Egypt, where […]

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Following the Lord demands focus and sacrifice

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 14:25-33 The Book of Wisdom provides this weekend’s liturgy with its first Scriptural reading. According to scholars, this book was written in Alexandria, Egypt, […]

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The Lord wants to welcome all to His eternal kingdom

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 13:22-30 The Book of Isaiah provides the first reading for this weekend. Isaiah is a fascinating book of Scripture. It covers a long period […]