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A memorable press conference

From Dr Robert Moynihan: July 29, 2013, Monday  Pope Francis gave a memorable press conference yesterday on the airplane which brought him back from Brazil to Rome. Speaking to journalists for about 80 minutes, Francis was startlingly candid on many … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Solemnity of Pentecost.

The Humble, Yet Powerful Beginning of a New Age by Fr. Thomas Rosica Solemnity of Pentecost, Year  C – Sunday,May 19, 2013 The readings for Pentecost are Acts 2:1-11;1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17 and Jn 20:19- or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26 We know the story well (Acts … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Solemnity of the Ascension.

In Jesus, the Future Has Already Begun!  by Fr. Thomas Rosica Solemnity of the Ascension Year C – Sunday, May 12, 2013 The readings for the Ascension of the Lord are Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23 or Hebrews 9:24-28; Luke 24:46-53 Just … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

Council of Jerusalem, the Advocate, and Pastoral Strategy by Fr. Thomas Rosica Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 5, 2012 The readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter are Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29 The early Church … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter

Peter’s Rehabilitation and Ours by Fr. Thomas Rosica  3rd Sunday of Easter – April 14, 2013 The readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter are Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41; Revelations 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 or 21:1-14 Today’s dramatic Gospel story (John 21:1-19) is set … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for Divine Mercy Sunday: E.F. Low Sunday

The Shadow of Peter, the Touch of Thomas by Fr. Thomas Rosica  Divine Mercy Sunday – Sunday April 7, 2013 The readings for this Sunday are: Acts 5:12-16, Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24, Rev. 1:9-11A, 12-13, 17-19 and John 20:19-31Today’s first reading from the Acts of … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for Easter Sunday

Stay With Us, Lord! by Fr. Thomas Rosica Easter Sunday – March 31, 2013 The readings for Easter Sunday are Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; 2 John 20:1-9 or Luke 24:1-12 or Luke 24:13-35Pounding hearts, wounded hearts and … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Lent: E.F: Passion Sunday.

The Day Misery and Mercy Met by Fr. Thomas Rosica  5th Sunday of Lent C – March 17, 2013 The readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent are Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:8-14; and John 8:1-11 Today’s moving Gospel story (John 8:1-11) recounts … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Learning to Read Signs of Love by Fr. Thomas Rosica  Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C – March 10, 2013 The readings for this Sunday are: Joshua 5:9a, 10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; and Luke 15:1-3, 11-32Chapter 15 of Luke’s Gospel is often … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent

Standing on Holy Ground by Fr. Thomas Rosica 3rd Sunday of Lent,  The readings for the Third Sunday of Lent are Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15; 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12; and Luke 13:1-9 Today’s first reading from Exodus (3:1-8a; 13-15) carried me back to … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Quality communication By Fr. Thomas Rosica Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 9, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: Isaiah 35:4-7; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37 In the magnificent piece of biblical poetry in Isaiah 35:4-7 (today’s first reading) … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Twentyfirst Sunday in Ordinary Time; E.F:Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Do you also wish to go away? By Fr. Thomas Rosica Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 26, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b; Ephesians 4:32–5:2, 21-32; John 6:53, 60-69 E.F: Galatians 3, 16-22; Luke … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: E.F: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.

Elijah’s Power Food, and Ours By Fr. Thomas Rosica Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 12, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: 1 Kings 19:4-8; Ephesians 4:30–5:2; John 6:41-51 E.F: 1Corinthians 15: 1-10; Mark 7: 31-37 I have always loved … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary time. E.F: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Give us this bread always! By Fr. Thomas Rosica Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 5, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15, 31a; Ephesians 4:17, 20-24; John 6:24-35 E.F: 1 Corinthians 12; 2-11. Luke 18, 9-14. … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time: E.F: 7th Sunday after Pentecost.

Jesus sends us to teach and heal By Fr. Thomas Rosica Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 15, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: Amos 7:12-15; Ephesians 1:3-14 or Ephesians 1:3-10; Mark 6:7-13 E.F:  Romans 6, 19-23; Matthew 7, … Continue reading

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