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Scripture reflections – Sunday March 13th

Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7;  Rom 5:12-19; Mt 4:1-11 1st Sunday in Lent One of the questions raised by those who have misgivings about the new liturgical translations which will take effect in the United States next Advent concerns the current wording … Continue reading

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Gospel reflections – Sunday, February 5th

Isaiah 58:7-10; 1Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Just this past week I read a report which says we’re getting way too much salt in our diet.  It’s not so much the salt we put on the … Continue reading

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Gospel reflection – Sunday, January 30th

Zep 2:3; 12-13; 1Cor 1:26-31; Mt 5:1-12a 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time In the first reading this week, the prophet Zephaniah exhorts us to “seek the LORD.” How, exactly, does one seek God? In the second reading, Paul rules out … Continue reading

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Gospel reflections – Sunday, January 23rd

Isaiah 8:23-9:3; 1Cor 1:10-13, 17; Matthew 4: 12-23 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time “The people who walk in darkness have seen a great light.”  What a beautiful line found in the Isaiah reading and quoted in Matthew’s gospel!  The image … Continue reading

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Scripture reflections – Sunday January 16th

Isaiah 49:3, 5-6; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1: 29-34 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time There was a time in the history of the Church when a common thought among the laity ran something like this:  Bishops, priests, deacons and members … Continue reading

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Scripture Reflections – Sunday, January 9th

Isaiah 42:1-4; Acts 10: 34-38; Mt 3:13-17 Baptism of the Lord (1st Sunday in Ordinary Time) I hope that your Advent/Christmas experience brought you a bit closer  this year to the Mystery of Love at the center of it all. … Continue reading

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Scripture readings – Sunday, January 2nd

Feast of the Epiphany Searching. Seeking. Wondering. Worshiping. Matthew’s story of the Magi’s visit (2:1-12) is a wonderful allegory for spiritual pilgrimage.  It also offers a sharp contrast between true and false pilgrimage. First, let’s look at the good guys.  As … Continue reading

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