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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, November 7 Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Willibrord 1st book of Kings 17,10-16. In those days, Elijah the prophet went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the entrance of the city, a widow was gathering sticks there; he … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, October 31 Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Quintin Book of Deuteronomy 6,2-6. so that you and your son and your grandson may fear the LORD, your God, and keep, throughout the days of your lives, all his statutes … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, October 24 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Anthony Mary Claret Book of Jeremiah 31,7-9. Thus says the LORD: Shout with joy for Jacob, exult at the head of the nations; proclaim your praise and say: The LORD has … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, October 3 Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Mother Théodore Guérin (1798-1856) Book of Genesis 2,18-24. The LORD God said:  “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him.” So the LORD … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, September 26 Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar Sts. Cosmas & Damian Book of Numbers 11,25-29. The LORD then came down in the cloud and spoke to him. Taking some of the spirit that was on Moses, he bestowed it … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, August 15 Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven – Solemnity Roman Ordinary calendar St. Tarsicius Book of Revelation 11,19a.12,1-6a.10ab. God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. There were flashes of … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, July 11 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Benedict Book of Amos 7,12-15. Amaziah, priest of Bethel, said to Amos: “Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah! There earn your bread by prophesying, but never again prophesy … Continue reading

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Readings and Reflections for the Feast of the Ascension

Thursday, May 13 Ascension of the Lord – Solemnity Roman Ordinary calendar Bl. Julian of Norwich Acts of the Apostles 1,1-11. In the first book, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught until the day he was taken up, after giving … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, April 18 Third Sunday of Easter Roman Ordinary calendar Bl. Marie-Anne Blondin, St. Apollonius – Martyr (+ c. 186) Acts of the Apostles 3,13-15.17-19. Peter said to the people: “The God of Abraham, (the God) of Isaac, and (the God) of Jacob, … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, April 4 Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord – Solemnity Roman Ordinary calendar St. Isidore of Seville Acts of the Apostles 10,34a.37-43. Peter proceeded to speak and said, “You know what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, December 13 Third Sunday of Advent Roman Ordinary calendar St. Lucy Book of Isaiah 61,1-2a.10-11. The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly, to … Continue reading

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Holy Church Under Attack

From Father George W. Rutler’s ‘Weekly Column’ In the late nineteenth century, a New England college dean wrote: “The youth who loves his Alma Mater will always ask, not ‘What can she do for me?’ but ‘What can I do … Continue reading

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