Today's Mass Readings

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April 14, 2019

Inventory

What do you think it means to be a "disciple" of Jesus? What is your experience of it? What questions have you asked Jesus? What has he said that you have paid attention to? Has your experience ever proved him right?

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Today is called both "Passion Sunday" and "Palm Sunday," and in the two names we find the two complementary themes of the celebration. The Antiphon before the procession...

April 13, 2019

The Responsorial verse is: "The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock" (see Jeremiah 31:10-13).

Ezekiel 37:21-28 is God's solemn promise to restore unity among his People: "I will save them from all the apostasies into which they have fallen... They shall be my people."

But unity in doctrine requires unity in government. Some person or body must have the authority to determine what teach...

April 12, 2019

The Responsorial Psalm brings to mind a fundamental principle of the spiritual life, a truth we need to know: sometimes we enter into our deepest, most certain knowledge of God when he seems farthest away. "In my distress I called upon the Lord and he heard my voice" (Psalm 18).

Jeremiah 20: 10-13 shows us Jeremiah surrounded by enemies: "Terror on every side! Denounce! let us denounce him." Even h...

April 11, 2019

The Responsorial Psalm gives us a motive to persevere in discipleship: "The Lord remembers his covenant forever​" (Psalm 105). Discipleship is a covenant between teacher and learner. We are certain God will keep his side of the bargain.

In Genesis 17: 3-9 God made his first covenant (the "old testament") with Abraham and his descendants: "This is my covenant with you." God promised human benefits:...

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