No Dichotomy

February 13, 2018 Tuesday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time Shrove Tuesday The Gospel Today Mark 8:14-21 The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. Jesus enjoined them, "Watch out, guard against the leaven of the Pharisees and the…

Signs and Wonders

February 12, 2018 Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Mark 8:11-13 The Pharisees came forward and began to argue with Jesus, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, "Why does this generation…

Healing Presence

February 11, 2018 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Mark 1:40-45 A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, "If you wish, you can make me clean." Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, "I do will…

Divinely Human Act

February 10, 2018 Memorial of Saint Scholastica, Virgin The Gospel Today Mark 8:1-10 In those days when there again was a great crowd without anything to eat, Jesus summoned the disciples and said, “My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, because they have been with me now for…

Inclusive Love

February 8, 2018 Optional Memorial of St. Josephine Bakhita The Gospel today Mk 7:24-30 Jesus went to the district of Tyre. He entered a house and wanted no one to know about it, but he could not escape notice. Soon a woman whose daughter had an unclean spirit heard about…

Food for the Heart

February 7, 2018 Wednesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Mark 7:14-23 Jesus summoned the crowd again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within…

Duty for Duty

February 6, 2018 Memorial of Saints Pedro Bautista, Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs The Gospel Today Mark 7:1-13 When the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands. (For the…

The “To Do” Lists

February 4, 2018 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Mark 1:29-39 On leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon's mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her. He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her…