The God of Faith

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year A Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 Matthew 15:21-28   The God of Faith Today’s gospel presents a theology of profound significance and consequence. On the surface it appears that Jesus is having a bad day! Here we find …

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A Gentle God

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year A 1 Kings 19:9A, 11-13A Psalm 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:22-33   A Gentle God The world of faith contains endless possibilities. For thousands of years, humanity has grappled with faith’s complexity. Even today, countless millions continue to fill our churches, …

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Lord, It Is Good That We Are Here

The Transfiguration of the Lord: Year A Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6,9 2 Peter 1:16-19 Matthew 17:1-9   Lord, It Is Good That We Are Here Today’s gospel recalls the event of the Transfiguration. We are told something changed in Jesus’ appearance the day in which he ascended the …

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Treasured Sacrifice

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year A 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12 Psalm 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130 Romans 8:28-30 Matthew 13:44-52   Treasured Sacrifice In our gospel today, God continues to teach us through the use of parables. Jesus likens the kingdom of heaven to a treasure buried in a …

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The Secrets of the Kingdom

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year A Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Psalm 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16 Romans 8:26-27 Matthew 13:24-43   The Secrets of the Kingdom When we encounter the Christ of Scripture, we see veiled in flesh the divinity of God. Jesus seemed like any other man when viewed with the …

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