Weekly Faith – Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Solemnity of Christ the King Readings: Daniel 7:13–14 Psalm 93:1–2, 5 Revelation 1:5–8 John 18:33–37 What’s the truth Jesus comes to bear witness to in this last Gospel of the Church’s year? It’s the truth that in Jesus, God keeps the promise He made to David of...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, October 28, 2018

The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Jeremiah 31:7–9 Psalm 126:1–6 Hebrews 5:1–6 Mark 10:46–52 Today’s Gospel turns on an irony—it is a blind man, Bartimaeus, who becomes the first besides the Apostles to recognize Jesus as the Messiah. And his healing is...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Wisdom 2:12,17–20 Psalm 54:3–8 James 3:16-4:3 Mark 9:30–37 In today’s First Reading, it’s like we have our ears pressed to the wall and can hear the murderous grumblings of the elders, chief priests, and scribes—who...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, September 2, 2018

The Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–8 Psalm 15:2–5 James 1:17–18, 21–22, 27 Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23 Today’s Gospel casts Jesus in a prophetic light, as one having authority to interpret God’s law. Jesus’ quotation from Isaiah...