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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time LUKE 12:49-53 (Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Ps. 40:2, 3, 4, 18; Hebrews 12:1-4) The immediately preceding context, which was also last Sunday's gospel reading, centered on the end time and the return of Jesus, although in somewhat veiled language. What now follows in Luke's gospel seems to also be relate...
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time The Old Testament has two documents now called 1 & 2 Chronicles. The name of these two books in the Greek version of the Old Testament is found occasionally in old English Bibles. The name is Paralipomenon. It means Leftovers. This would also be a good name for the collection of materials Luke...
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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, CYCLE C LUKE 12:13-21 (Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23; Ps. 90:3-4,5-6,12-13: Colossians 3:1-5,9-11)   Luke presents important themes one after another. Last Sunday's theme: prayer and perseverance in prayer. The week before: discipleship for women. The week befor...
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, CYCLE C LUKE 11:1-13 (Genesis 18:20-32; Ps. 138:1-2, 2-3,6-7,7-8; Colossians 2:12-14)   Prayer is one of several major themes of Luke's gospel and is the subject of this Sunday's gospel. Luke begins, "Jesus was praying in a certain place...." As was noted i...
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Jesus visits his friends, Martha and Mary. Luke writes, "As they went on their way, Jesus entered a village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary...." The Lectionary omits "As they went on their way," but it is Luke's important reminder that Jesus & Co. are on a...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke begins, "A scholar of the law stood up to test Jesus, and said...." A scholar of the law in the New Testament is more commonly known as a scribe. The "law" is not civil law or canon law but the Torah, the laws of Moses and everything else contained in the first five books of the Bible. His que...
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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark, Matthew and Luke all include in their gospels a sending out (mission) of the twelve apostles. Luke's gospel has an additional mission of seventy-two (or seventy) disciples. He uses an unusual Greek verb here translated as "appointed." This verb has the sense of "proclaimed as mouthpieces, tow...
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time LUKE 9:51-62 (1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21; Ps. 16,1-2, 5, 7-8,9-10,11; Galatians 5:1,13-18) "When the days for Jesus being taken up were fulfilled...." Thus Luke begins the longest section of his gospel, "the Journey to Jerusalem." For Luke, the journey is an integral part of the passion, death, and resu...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke begins: "Once when Jesus was praying...." The "praying" is a Lucan touch. In Luke's gospel Jesus characteristically prays before important events or before a major decision. Examples: at his baptism, 3:21; before choosing the Twelve, 6:12; before Peter's profession of faith, 9:18; before Jesus...
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel: LUKE 7:36-8:3 (2 Samuel 12:7-13; Ps. 32:1-2, 5, 7,11; Galatians 2:16,19-21) Even though the Pharisees get bad press in our four gospels, Jesus had friends among them and table fellowship with them. It is unfortunate that the heated struggle between the leaders of Judaism (the "Pharisees") a...
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Friday, June 10, 2016