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Sunday Readings For May 20 & 21 -Sixth Sunday Of Easter

Jesus will not leave us alone. He won’t make us children of God in baptism only to leave us “orphans,” he assures us in the Gospel (see Romans 8:14-17). He asks the Father to give us his Spirit, to dwell with us and keep us united in the life he shares with the Father. We see the promised...

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Sunday Readings For May 13 & 14- Fifth Sunday Of Easter

By his death, resurrection and ascension, Jesus has gone ahead to prepare a place for us in his Father’s house. His Father’s house is no longer a temple made by human hands. It is the spiritual house of the Church, built on the living stone of Christ’s body. As Peter interprets the...

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Sunday Readings For May 6 & 7 - The Fourth Sunday Of Easter

Easter’s empty tomb is a call to conversion. By this tomb, we should know for certain that God has made Jesus both Lord and Messiah, as Peter preaches in the first reading. He is the “Lord,” the divine Son that David foresaw at God’s right hand (see Psalms 110:1,3; 132:10-11; Acts 2:34)....

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Sunday Readings For April 29 & 30 - Third Sunday Of Easter

We should put ourselves in the shoes of the disciples in the Gospel. Downcast and confused they’re making their way down the road, unable to understand all the things that have occurred. They know what they’ve seen — a prophet mighty in word and deed. They know what they were hoping for — that...

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Sunday Readings For April 15 & 16 - Easter Sunday

Jesus is nowhere visible. Yet the Gospel tells us that Peter and John “saw and believed.” What did they see? Burial shrouds lying on the floor of an empty tomb. Maybe that convinced them that he hadn’t been carted off by grave robbers, who usually stole the expensive burial linens and left the...

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Sunday Readings For April 8 & 9 - Palm Sunday

“All this has come to pass that the writings of the prophets may be fulfilled,” Jesus says in today’s Gospel (Matthew 26:56). Indeed, we have reached the climax of the liturgical year, the highest peak of salvation history, when all that has been anticipated and promised is to be...


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Sunday Readings For April 1 & 2

As we draw near to the end of Lent, the Gospel clearly has Jesus’ passion and death in view. That’s why John gives us the detail about Lazarus’ sister, Mary — that she is the one who anointed the Lord for burial (see John 12:3,7). His disciples warn against returning to Judea; Thomas even...

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Sunday Readings For March 25 & 26

God’s ways of seeing are not our ways, we hear in the first reading. Jesus illustrates this in the Gospel — as the blind man comes to see and the Pharisees are made blind. The blind man stands for all humanity. “Born totally in sin” he is made a new creation by the saving power of...

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Sunday Readings For March 18 & 19

The Israelites’ hearts were hardened by their hardships in the desert. Though they saw God’s mighty deeds, in their thirst they grumble and put God to the test in the first reading — a crisis point recalled also in the psalm. Jesus is thirsty, too, in the Gospel. He thirsts for souls (see...

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Sunday Readings For March 11 & 12

The Gospel portrays Jesus as a new and greater Moses. Moses also took three companions up a mountain and on the seventh day was overshadowed by the shining cloud of God’s presence. He, too, spoke with God and his face and clothing were made radiant in the encounter (see Exodus 24,34). But...

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Sunday Readings For March 4 & 5

In the liturgy, the destiny of the human race is told as the tale of two “types” of men — the first man, Adam, and the new Adam, Jesus (see 1 Corinthians 15:21–22; 45–59). Paul’s argument in the epistle is built on a series of contrasts between “one” or “one person” and “the many” or “all.” By...

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Sunday Readings For February 25 & 26

We are by nature prone to be anxious and troubled about many things. In the Gospel, Jesus confronts us with our most common fears. We are anxious mostly about how we will meet our material needs — for food and drink; for clothing; for security for tomorrow. Yet in seeking security and...

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Sunday Readings For February 18 & 19

We are called to the holiness of God. That is the extraordinary claim made in both the first reading and Gospel. Yet how is it possible that we can be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect? Jesus explains that we must be imitators of God as his beloved children (see Ephesians...

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Sunday Readings For February 11 & 12

Jesus tells us in the Gospel that he has come not to abolish but to “fulfill” the Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets. His Gospel reveals the deeper meaning and purpose of the Ten Commandments and the moral Law of the Old Testament. But his Gospel also transcends the law. He demands...

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Sunday Readings For February 4 & 5

Jesus came among us as light to scatter the darkness of a fallen world. As his disciples, we, too, are called to be “the light of the world,” he tells us in the Gospel (see John 1:4, 9; 8:12; 9:5). All three images that Jesus uses to describe the Church are associated with the identity and...