Wounds That Heal

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August 31, 2016 The Gospel Today Wednesday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time Luke 4:38-44 After Jesus left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon. Simon’s mother-in-law was afflicted with a severe fever, and they interceded with him about her. He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got […]

Power of Words

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August 30, 2016 The Gospel Today Tuesday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time Luke 4:31-37 Jesus went down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee. He taught them on the sabbath, and they were astonished at his teaching because he spoke with authority. In the synagogue there was a man with the spirit of an […]

LOVE’s Faithful Witness

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August 29, 2016 The Gospel Today Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist Mark 6:17-29 Herod was the one who had John the Baptist arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, whom he had married. John had said to Herod, “It is not lawful for […]

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August 28, 2016 The Gospel Today Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 14:1, 7-14 On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully. He told a parable to those who had been invited, noticing how they were choosing the places […]

Stewards of God

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August 27, 2016 The Gospel Today Memorial of Saint Monica Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus told his disciples this parable: “A man going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents; to another, two; to a third, one– to each according to his ability. Then he […]

Hour of Judgment

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The Gospel Today Friday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The Kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones, when taking their lamps, […]

Rekindling Vigilance

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The Gospel Today Thursday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 24:42-51 Jesus said to his disciples: “Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would […]

The Greater Things

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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 said to him, “Come and […]

Healing Inner Wounds

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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 have done, without neglecting the […]

Hail, Holy Queen!

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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 was Mary. And coming to […]