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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The second reading for today’s Mass sets the tone for our Gospel reflection. St. Paul writing to the Romans (Romans 13:8-10) says, “Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law”. Today’s readings are about love;

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The gospels always point at Him. We read the scriptures to hear Jesus and heed Him. More than that, we seek meeting Jesus - to glimpse, overhear, relish, befriend, and love Him. Inevitably, since every word is about Jesus, every word also reveals His cross. Today’s reading

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

By: Franca Otono In this gospel reading, Jesus Christ asked his disciples to identify who he is while they were within the region of the Gentiles. being that the passion of Christ is fast approaching, it was fundamental for the disciples to know who Jesus Christ

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Lucinda M. Vardey On the last of our St. Basil’s Magala-sponsored Rome seminars on feminine theology, the papal theologian, Fr. Wojciech Giertych mentioned in his homily at the opening Mass, that the women in the gospels are not called by Jesus, they come on their own, moved by

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Elizabeth Chesley-Jewell A central image in this week’s readings is the storm. At first glance it may appear that the message is simply to keep faith amid a singular storm. However, a closer inspection of God’s message calls us to reflect on the faith journeys

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By: Fr. Morgan V. Rice, CSB   Imagine the scene we hear about in today’s Gospel. Imagine that you are Jesus who has just found out about the death of his beloved cousin, John the Baptist. Jesus does what we might do as well: he goes away to

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By: John Solheid Finding the Pearl of Great Price in a Technological Age In today’s Gospel reading, we encounter the end of the long and famous chapter 13 of the Gospel of Matthew in which Jesus teaches the crowds in parables and then explains the parables to

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time

The kingdom of heaven is present in the pandemic By Sarah Rudolph, IBVM Our gospel this morning continues Matthew’s parables discourse. Scripture scholar Brendan Byrne, SJ says that a parable acts as an instructive story but it can also be a puzzle or a riddle. A parable

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By: Emily VanBerkum I remember attending catechism classes when I was younger, and I recall parables being shared with visuals and great enthusiasm. Still to this day, I can rhyme off a list of parables, and imagine them playing out with various settings, props, and a

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Fr. Norm Tanck, CSB “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest