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‘If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all’

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 9:30-37 Protestants, accustomed to reading the King James, or Authorized Version, of the Bible, often ask why Catholic versions of the Scriptures include the […]

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Discipleship means denying ourselves, following the Lord

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 8:27-35 The last and third section of the Book of Isaiah provides the first reading for this weekend in ordinary time. This passage is […]

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God, in Christ, is our hope and our life

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 7:31-37 The first reading for this weekend, from the Book of Isaiah, speaks of the blind, the deaf and the lame. Today’s culture is […]

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God strives to keep us from misfortune

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 The Book of Deuteronomy is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Deuteronomy is from the Pentateuch, the collection of five […]

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Faith enables us to trust the guidance of God

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time John 6:60-69 The Book of Joshua provides this weekend’s first reading. The book draws its name from the ancient Israelite leader, Joshua, who followed Moses […]

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Jesus is the bread of eternal life

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time John 6:51-58 The Book of Proverbs is the source of this weekend’s first biblical reading. Proverbs is part of the Wisdom Literature. This literature, forming […]

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Those who search for God will find everlasting peace

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time John 6:41-51 The First Book of Kings provides this weekend’s Liturgy of the Word with its first biblical reading. Unified Israel’s kings are the central […]

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The Lord provides for our needs, both temporal and eternal

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time John 6:24-35 The Book of Exodus provides us with the first reading in this weekend’s Liturgy of the Word. As the name implies, this book […]

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The Lord provides for all our needs

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time John 6:1-15 The Second Book of Kings is the source for this weekend’s first reading. Originally, First and Second Kings composed one volume, but at […]

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The Lord has chosen us to be His beloved

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 6:7-13 The Book of Amos is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Amos is one of the relatively few prophets of whom something […]

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The Lord appoints prophets to lead His people

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 6:30-34 The Book of Jeremiah is the source of this weekend’s first reading. One of the three major prophets of ancient Israel, Jeremiah so […]

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God sends prophets and His Son to show us to eternal life

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time Mark 6:1-6 The Book of Ezekiel furnishes the first reading. The prophet speaks in the first person. He says that he literally heard God speaking […]