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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

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, CYCLE C LUKE 7:11-17 (1 Kings 17:17-24; Ps. 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11,12,13; Galatians 1:11-19)   Jesus restores life to the only son of a widow. The context: Jesus has just completed Luke's version of teachings similar to those found in Matthew's Sermon on the Mountain....
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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY, CYCLE C JOHN 16:12-15 (Proverbs 8:22-31; Ps. 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Romans 5:1-5)  Before commenting on the gospel reading of the Feast of the Holy Trinity, it is worthwhile to give a brief history of the development of this feast. Devotion to the Holy Trinity...
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday PENTECOST SUNDAY, CYCLE C JOHN 19:20-23 (Acts 2:1-11; Ps. 104:1, 24, 29-30,31,34; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13) The liturgy of the Ascension of the Lord presented us with two quite different narratives proclaiming the ascension. Both narratives were composed by Luke, one in his gospel, the other in...
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ascension of the Lord

Ascension of the Lord ASCENSION OF THE LORD, CYCLE C LUKE 24:46-53 (ACTS 1:1-11; Ps.47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9; Eph.l:17-23 or Hebrew 9:24-28-10:19-23)  The gospel for the Feast of the Ascension begins with the only post-resurrection appearance of Jesus to his disciples. Before our gospel reading begins, Jesus first had to d...
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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, CYCLE C JOHN 14:23-29 (Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Ps. 67:2-3, 5,6,8; Revelation 21:10-14,22-23) The context of this Sunday's gospel reading is the Last Supper discourse in John's gospel. The theme is Jesus' departure from his disciples. In the context of the Last Supper discourse,...
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, CYCLE C JOHN 13:31-33a, 34-35 (Acts 14:21-27; Ps. 145:8-9,10-11,12-13; Revelation 21:l-5a)  The general context of this gospel reading is the Last Supper. The specific context is a solemn statement that "one of you will betray me." Great consternation follows. The disci...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, CYCLE C JOHN 10:27-30 (Acts 13:14, 43-52; Psalm 100:1-2,3-5; Revelation 7:9,14b, 17)   The very brief gospel reading of this Sunday is a sequel to and summary of the Parable of the Good Shepherd. Between the presentation of the parable and its summary John quotes vario...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Third Sunday of Easter

Third Sunday of Easter THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER, CYCLE C JOHN 21:1-19 (Acts 5:27-32,40b-4; Ps. 30:2,4,5-6,11-12,13; Revelation 5:11-14)   This Sunday's gospel includes most of John 21, which could be called the postscript to the rest of John's gospel. The primary purpose of the chapter is to justify the role of Simon...
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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER, CYCLE C JOHN 20:19-31 (Acts 5:12-16; Ps. 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; Revelation 9:l-lla, 12-13,17-19)   The gospel reading of the Second Sunday of Easter includes the first and second post resurrection appearances of Jesus to his disciples. The first appearance takes place on...
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016