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Tuesday 24th Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Tuesday 24th Week of the Year Luke 7:11-17 Compassion, suffering with someone, always comes before healing. “I command you, get up!” Dozens of times we have heard this gospel passage. How many times have we lived it?   Like us, the only thing his friends and family could do from Nain was carry […]

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time We’re all in the story A foolish, reckless kid. His heartbroken parent. An indignant older sibling. We find ourselves at various points of this family triangle over the years. First, we’re the brazen, half-hatched adult, trying everything at once just because we can. Later we may exchange roles more than […]

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Exaltation of the Holy Cross September 14

Today’s Mass Readings Exaltation of the Cross September 14 John 3:13-17 Only a free, pure act of sacrificial love stops evil and sin in its tracks. In every Catholic Church and Chapel throughout the world, we are celebrating today an instrument of execution and we call it, “The Exaltation of the Cross.”  The Romans adopted this most torturous […]

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Thursday 23rd Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Thursday 23rd Week of the Year Matthew 5:38-48. “There are some who want to make themselves enemy to me, but I have no enemies.” “Oh, how blessed are the pure of heart,” Jesus promised, “for they will see God.” Bishop Don Samuel Ruiz was bishop of the Diocese of San Cristóbal de las […]

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Tuesday 23rd Week of the Year

Today’s MassReadings Tuesday 23rd Week of the Year Luke 6:12-19. Ministry is nothing but the love of the Lord Jesus meeting the need of someone through us. Prayer and the calling to ministry are two graces given to us that cannot be separated. Without prayer, we cannot love others in the Holy Name of Jesus. […]

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Monday 23rd Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Monday 23rd Week of the Year Luke 6:6-11. Monday 23rd Week of the Year Luke 6:6-11 Jesus doesn’t react to people or situations.  He creates them. Did Jesus heal this man’s withered hand to make a point with the scribes and Pharisees? The Law of Moses forbade all work on the Sabbath, […]

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