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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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Saturday 11th Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Saturday 11th Week of the Year. Matthew 6:24-34. A couple of years ago a tornado wiped out part of the whole city near my sister’s home in Illinois. I was visiting there just a couple of days after it happened. We drove around block after block, looking at driveways leading to a […]

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Tuesday 11th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Tuesday 11th Week of the Year Matthew 5:43-48. Changing the word, “enemy” to “unlovable” might help us to come closer to what Jesus is teaching us about loving our enemies. “Love the unlovable and pray for those who are unlovable to us. This passage on loving our enemies and praying for those who […]

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Monday 2nd Week of Advent

Today’ Mass Readings Monday 2nd Week of Advent Luke 5:17-26 It is God’s mercy that moves a person to acts of compassion. Anthropologist, Margaret Mead, was asked by a student, “What is the earliest sign of civilization in any given culture?” She did not respond with the tool, a weapon or a piece of pottery. […]

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Saturday 18th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Saturday 18th Week of the Year Matthew 17:14-20 Have any of us prayed for someone or something and are still waiting for the Lord to answer that prayer? Perhaps something comes to mind right now. The disciples had this experience in today’s gospel.   After kneeling before Jesus and explaining to him the […]

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