Sunday Scripture
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Pentecost is usually viewed as a talking event. Jesus’ disciples come out of hiding and proclaim what God has done. Peter, who has been afraid to publicly admit that he is a follower of Jesus, … more
Today’s first reading is about as distant from us as anything in the Bible. The focus is on a man named Abram, or Abraham, who grew up in Ur, a city that went out of existence more than 2,000 … more
1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a Psalm 23:1-6 Ephesians 5:8-14 Gospel: John 9:1-41 In the U.S. there is an eight-month period called daylight saving time. Each fall, we move our clocks back … more
For a Christian, thanksgiving is not just an annual holiday but a daily attitude of life. For God became one of us, in humble self-emptying, to reconcile each one of us to God’s love and mercy. For … more
By Kevin Perrotta Catholic News Service About a week after my wife Mary died of breast cancer, I took her wedding dress out of the closet where she had kept it and laid it on the bed and … more
At Sunday Mass, we sing a few lines of a psalm. The music creates a mood, but the words usually pass by without leaving a lasting impression. Today, though, you might retrieve it and spend a few … more
Previewing today’s readings, I knew right away the grooves my mind would fall into when they are read at Mass. First we will hear about God promising Noah not to send any more floods and setting … more
Something remarkable unfolded as Parisians watched the roof and spire of their city’s iconic Cathedral of Notre Dame rapidly engulf in flames some two months ago. Strangers who would ordinarily … more
In our society, “good Samaritan” is a familiar phrase. There are “Good Samaritan” laws and Good Samaritan hospitals. In Jewish society in first-century Palestine, “good” was not the … more
St. Mark takes us to the core meaning of Jesus’ ascension: “The Lord Jesus ... was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God” (Mk 16:19). At the conclusion of his … more
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