Download the seven principles of Catholic social teaching. Try to live one of the principles in a special way this week. Share how the principle helped you respond to people you met and situations you encountered.
Sunday Readings: 2 Maccabees 7.1-2, 9-14; 2 Thessalonians 2.16-2.5; Luke 20.27-38 “God is not God of the dead but of the living. All are alive to God”. – Luke 20.38 When Jesus enters Jerusalem, he cleanses the temple as his first act. Immediately the chief priests, scribes, and elders get in his face. “Who doContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 10, 2019, 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time”
Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 38.4-6,9=8-10; Hebrews 12.1-4; Luke 12.49-53 “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled. I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth?Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 18, 2019, 20th Sunday Ordinary Time”
Sunday Readings: Ecclesiastes 1.2; 2.21-23; Colossians 3.1-5,9-11; Luke 12.13-21 “You fool! This night your life will be demanded of you. To whom will all this piled up wealth of yours go?” – Luke 12.20 In Jesus’ parable a man builds bigger granaries for an abundant harvest and keeps the surplus for himself. These blessings in reserveContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 4, 2019, 18th Sunday Ordinary Time”
Pope Francis has named this coming Sunday, November 19, 2017, the first World Day of the Poor. The Sunday gospel invites us to reflect on how to invest our talents in the world community. The pope’s namesake, Francis of Assisi, models building relationships with people who are poor. St. Francis attributed staying with lepers inContinue reading “World Day of the Poor”
Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 20.10-13; Romans 5.12-15; Matthew 10.26-33 “Everyone who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven.” – Matthew 10.32 Jesus’ saying turns on the principle of reciprocity. Jesus will treat us the way we treat others. We recognize this principle every time we pray the Our Father, “ForgiveContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 25, 2017, 12th Sunday Ordinary Time”