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Christians Have Duty to Love Others – Even in Public Discourse

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time  The Book of Exodus provides this weekend with its first reading. In ancient Jewish tradition, Exodus came from Moses. Therefore, in a most special way, […]

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An Understanding of ‘Repay to Caesar What Is Caesar’s’

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time The second part of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend’s first reading. The context is a very bad time for God’s people. The two […]

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God Never Fails to Guide Us to Everlasting Life

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time The first part of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend’s first reading at Mass. Understanding the cultural, social, political, and economic context surrounding the […]

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By Disobeying God, We Are Rejecting His Offer of Salvation

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time The first section of the Book of Isaiah is the source of this weekend’s first reading. The prophet speaks directly to the people. He speaks […]

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We All Can Write a Chapter in the Story of God’s Forgiveness

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time The Book of Ezekiel provides this weekend’s first reading. Pivotal in Jewish history was the time spent by Hebrew captives, and by their descendants, in […]

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To Gain Eternity, We Must Choose to Follow God

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time The last section of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend with its first reading. Virtually none of the prophets of ancient Israel wrote when […]

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Why We Must Keep God as Our Top Priority

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 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 not be […]

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Understanding Our Roles as Disciples in the Church

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

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Those Who Truly Believe in God Endure Much

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 almost was reared amid […]

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God Shows Mercy to All Who Believe

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

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We Can Become Models of the Lord’s Glory in Our Lives

Transfiguration of the Lord Matthew 17:1-9 This weekend, the Church invites us to celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. The first reading is from the Book of […]

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The Most Profound of Truths Are Seen Only Through God

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 11:25-30 This weekend, the first biblical reading is from the Book of Zechariah. Zechariah was of the priestly caste and was born in Babylon. […]