The Greater Things

The Gospel Today Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle John 1:45-51 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth.” But Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Philip…

Healing Inner Wounds

The Gospel Today Tuesday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 23:23-26 Jesus said: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier things of the law: judgment and mercy and fidelity. But these you should…

Hail, Holy Queen!

The Gospel Today Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Luke 1:26-38 In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name…

The Narrow Gate

The Gospel Today Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 13:22-30 Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” He answered them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I…

Servant of Servants

The Gospel Today Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church Matthew 23:1-12 Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but…

Love Thy Neighbor

The Gospel Today (August 19, 2016) Friday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 22:34-40 When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a scholar of the law, tested him by asking, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the…

An Invitation

The Gospel Today Thursday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 22:1-14 Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and the elders of the people in parables saying, “The Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. He…

A Colorful Childhood

The Gospel Today Wednesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 20:1-16 Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The Kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them…

Nothing is Impossible

The Gospel Today Tuesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 19:23-30 Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to…

Hail! Full of Grace!

The Gospel Today Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Luke 1:39-56 Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her…
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