Weekly Faith – Sunday, December 8, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, December 8, 2019

The Second Sunday in Advent Readings:Isaiah 11:1–10Psalm 72:1–2, 7–8, 12–13, 17Romans 15:4–9Matthew 3:1–12 “The kingdom of heaven is at hand,” John proclaims. And the liturgy today paints us a vivid portrait of our new king and the shape of the kingdom He has come to...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, December 1, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, December 1, 2019

The First Sunday of Advent Readings:Isaiah 2:1–5Psalm 122:1–9Romans 13:11–14Matthew 24:37–44 Jesus exaggerates in today’s Gospel when He claims not to know the day or the hour when He will come again. He occasionally makes such overstatements to drive home a point we...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, November 24, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Solemnity of Christ the King Readings: 2 Samuel 5:1–3Psalm 122:1–5Colossians 1:12–20Luke 23:35–43 Week by week the Liturgy has been preparing us for the revelation to be made on this, the last Sunday of the Church year. Jesus, we have been shown, is truly the...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, November 17, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Malachi 3:19–20Psalm 98:5–92 Thessalonians 3:7–12Luke 21:5–19 It is the age between our Lord’s first coming and His last. We live in the new world begun by His life, death, Resurrection, and Ascension, by the sending...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, November 3, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Our Lord is a lover of souls, the Liturgy shows us today. As we sing in today’s Psalm, He is slow to anger and compassionate toward all that He has made. In His mercy, our First Reading tells us, He overlooks our sins and...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, October 27, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, October 27, 2019

The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Sirach 35:12–14, 16–18Psalm 34:2–3, 17–19, 232 Timothy 4:6–8, 16–18Luke 18:9–14 Jesus draws a blunt picture in today’s Gospel. The Pharisee’s prayer is almost a parody of the thanksgiving psalms (see for example Psalms...