Weekly Faith – Sunday, October 25, 2020

Weekly Faith – Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Exodus 22:20–26Psalm 18:2–4, 47, 511 Thessalonians 1:5–10Matthew 22:34–40 Jesus came not to abolish the Old Testament law but to fulfill it (see Matthew 5:17). And in today’s Gospel, He reveals that love—of God and of...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, October 18, 2020

Weekly Faith – Sunday, October 18, 2020

The Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Isaiah 45:1,4–6Psalm 96:1,3–5, 7–101 Thessalonians 1:1–5Matthew 22:15–21 The Lord is king over all the earth, as we sing in today’s Psalm. Governments rise and fall by His permission, with no authority but that given...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, October 11, 2020

Weekly Faith – Sunday, October 11, 2020

The Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Isaiah 25:6–10Psalm 23:1–6Philippians 4:12–14, 19–20Matthew 22:1–14 Our Lord’s parable in today’s Gospel is again a fairly straightforward outline of salvation history. God is the king (see Matthew 5:35), Jesus the...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, October 4, 2020

Weekly Faith – Sunday, October 4, 2020

The Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Isaiah 5:1–7Psalm 80:9, 12–16, 19–20Philippians 4:6–9Matthew 21:33–43  In today’s Gospel Jesus returns to the Old Testament symbol of the vineyard to teach about Israel, the Church, and the kingdom of God. And the...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, September 27, 2020

Weekly Faith – Sunday, September 27, 2020

The Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Ezekiel 18:25–28Psalm 25:4–9Philippians 2:1–11Matthew 21:28–32  Echoing the complaint heard in last week’s readings, today’s First Reading again presents protests that God isn’t fair. Why does He punish with death one...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, October 11, 2020

Weekly Faith – Sunday, September 20, 2020

The Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Isaiah 55:6–9Psalm 145:2–3, 8–9, 17–18Philippians 1:20–24, 27Matthew 20:1–16  The house of Israel is the vine of God, who planted and watered it, preparing the Israelites to bear fruits of righteousness (see Isaiah...