The Gospel of the Day – Luke 3:1 – 6 Gospel Acclamation – Lk3:4,6 Second Reading – Philippians 1:4-6,8-11 © Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 125(126) © First Reading – Baruch 5:1-9 © (NJB) Integrity and Mercy, these Are the Splendor of God Bear this in mind: In the scripture reading for today, from the Prophet […]Read more "A Homily – (The Second Sunday of Advent)"
A Homily – Luke 21:25-28,34-36 © The Gospel According to Luke – 2018.12.02 Gospel Acclamation – Psalm 84:8 Second Reading – 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2 © Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 24(25):4-5,8-9,10,14 © First Reading – Jeremiah 33:14-16 © A Prophetic Tradition, and the Problem it Presents The Christian Church is steeped in the prophetic tradition of […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel According to Luke – 2018.12.02"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.10.21 No Ransom Jesus did not come to give his life as a ransom for many. We know this because there was no ransom to pay. Our salvation is not linked to a cosmic debt, a debt owed by God to the Devil, one that Jesus paid on our […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 10:35-45 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.10.07 We Are One The reading for today brings us to the heart of the gospel: What God has united, man must not divide. We should be clear about this, because on it rests the entire foundation of Christian faith and hope. The greater truth is this: What God […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 10:2-16 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.09.30 Be Accepting of Others The reading for today comes from a period when the church was experiencing division. Remember this, the authors of Mark’s gospel, wrote it at least fifty years after Jesus died. Twenty years after Paul wrote his letters, and at least ten years after Jerusalem […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.09.23 Walk with Humility In the gospel reading for today we get an unabridged view of the Way, Jesus preached it, as he lived it and taught it. He knew that his disciples struggled, as all people do, with social order and pride of place. They were obsessed with […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 9:30-37 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.09.16 The Authority to Teach The Gospel for today provides to the reader the most profound message concerning the teaching authority of the church. This is a lesson that all Christians should bear in mind at all times, but especially in those moments when any Christian presumes to understand […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 8:27-35 ©"