A Call for Change

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September 30, 2016 Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church The Gospel Today Luke 10:13-16 Jesus said to them, “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented, sitting in sackcloth […]

Angels of God

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September 29, 2016 Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels The Gospel Today John 1:47-51 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Here is a true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him.” Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before […]

Letting God Be God

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September 28, 2016 Wednesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Luke 9:57-62 As Jesus and his disciples were proceeding on their journey, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus answered him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man […]

The Way of Humility

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September 27, 2016 Memorial of Saint Vincet de Paul, Priest The Gospel Today Luke 9:51-56 When the days for Jesus to be taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and he sent messengers ahead of him. On the way they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for his reception there, but […]

The Race for Last

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September 26, 2015 Monday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Luke 9:46-50 An argument arose among the disciples about which of them was the greatest. Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child and placed it by his side and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in […]

Lost Chances

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September 25, 2016 Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Luke 16:19-31 Jesus said to the Pharisees: “There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten […]

Eyes of Faith

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September 24, 2016 Saturday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Luke 9:43B-45 While they were all amazed at his every deed, Jesus said to his disciples, “Pay attention to what I am telling you. The Son of Man is to be handed over to men.” But they did not understand this […]

My Constant Companion

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September 23, 2016 Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest The Gospel Today Luke 9:18-22 Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets […]

Truth or Consequence

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September 22, 2016 Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Luke 9:7-9 Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying, “John has been raised from the dead”; others were saying, “Elijah has appeared”; still others, “One of the ancient prophets has […]

The Look of Mercy

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September 21, 2016 Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist The Gospel Today Matthew 9:9-13 As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and […]