Seeking a Generous God

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year A Isaiah 55:6-9 Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 Philippians 1:20C-24, 27A Matthew 20:1-16A   Seeking a Generous God Everyone wants to be treated fairly and with justice. In our dealings with those in our family, with our friends, and with people in church or society, …

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Blessed Assurance

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year A Ezekiel 33:7-9 Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 Romans 13:8-10 Matthew 18:15-20   Blessed Assurance Life is not easy at times because of things that come our way. The hardest challenge for humanity is that of relationship. If one steps back to look at Scripture …

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The Challenge of the Cross

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year A Jeremiah 20:7-9 Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 Romans 12:1-2 Matthew 16:21-27   The Challenge of the Cross As we listen to the gospel today, we continue to the episode that took place in Caesarea Philippi. One can almost feel the beating of the …

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Who Do You Say That I Am?

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year A Isaiah 22:19-23 Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 6, 8 Romans 11:33-36 Matthew 16:13-20   Who Do You Say That I Am? The story of Caesarea Philippi is familiar to all Catholics. It is the moment when Simon Peter clearly defines who Jesus is as the …

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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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