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Weekly Faith – Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time Readings: Jeremiah 17:5–8 Psalm 1:1–4, 6 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16–20 Luke 6:17, 20–26 The blessings and woes we hear in today’s Gospel mark the perfection of all the wisdom of the Old Testament. That wisdom is summed up with marvelous...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Nehemiah 8:2–6, 10 Psalms 19:8–10, 15 1 Corinthians 12:12–30 Luke 1:1–4, 4:14–21 Today’s liturgy is subtle and many-layered. We need background to understand what’s happening in today’s First Reading. Babylon having been...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: 1 Kings 1:10–16 Psalm 146:7–10 Hebrews 9:24–28 Mark 12:41–44 We must live by the obedience of faith, a faith that shows itself in works of charity and self-giving (see Galatians 5:6). That’s the lesson of the two...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Numbers 11:25–29 Psalm 19:8,10,12–14 James 5:1–6 Mark 9:38–48 Today’s Gospel begins with a scene that recalls a similar moment in the history of Israel, the episode recalled in today’s First Reading. The seventy...

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...