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Sunday Readings For July 22 & 23

God is always teaching his people, we hear in the first reading. And what does he want us to know? That he has care for all of us, that though he is a God of justice, even those who defy and disbelieve him may hope for his mercy if they turn to him in repentance. This divine teaching...

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Readings For July 15 & 16

The readings this week, like last week’s, ask us to meditate on Israel’s response to God’s Word—and our own. Why do some hear the word of the kingdom, yet fail to accept it as a call to conversion and faith in Jesus? That question underlies today’s Gospel, especially. Again we see, as we did...

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Sunday Readings For July 8 & 9

Jesus is portrayed in the Gospel as a new and greater Moses. Moses, the meekest man on earth (see Numbers 12:3), was God’s friend (see Exodus 34:12,17). Only he knew God “face to face” (see Deuteronomy 34:10). And Moses gave Israel the yoke of the law, through which God first revealed himself...

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Sunday Readings For July 1 & 2

The liturgy this week continues to instruct us in the elements of discipleship. We’re told that even the most humble among us have a share in the mission Christ gives to his Church. We’re not all called to the ministry of the apostles, or to be prophets like Elisha in the first reading. But...

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Sunday Readings For June 24 & 25

Our commitment to Christ will be put to the test. We will hear whispered warnings and denunciations, as Jeremiah does in the first reading. Even so-called friends will try to trap and trip us up. For his sake we will bear insults and be made outcasts — even in our own homes, we hear in the...

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Sunday Readings For June 17 & 18- The Most Holy Body And Blood Of Christ

The Eucharist is given to us as a challenge and a promise. That’s how Jesus presents it in the Gospel. He doesn’t make it easy for those who hear him. They are repulsed and offended at his words. Even when they begin to quarrel, he insists on describing the eating and drinking of his flesh and...

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Sunday Readings For June 10 & 11- The Most Holy Trinity

We often begin Mass with the prayer from the epistle: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” We praise the God who has revealed himself as a Trinity, a communion of persons. Communion with the Trinity is the goal of...

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Sunday Readings For June 3 & 4- Pentecost

The giving of the Spirit to the new people of God crowns the mighty acts of the Father in salvation history. The Jewish feast of Pentecost called all devout Jews to Jerusalem to celebrate their birth as God’s chosen people, in the covenant Law given to Moses at Sinai (see Leviticus 23:15-21;...

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Sunday Readings For May 27 & 28- 7th Sunday Of Easter, Celebration Of The Ascension Of The Lord

Jesus has been taken up into heaven as we begin the first reading. His disciples — including the apostles and Mary — return to the upper room where he celebrated the Last Supper (see Luke 22:12). There, they devote themselves with one accord to prayer, awaiting the Spirit that he promised...

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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...