Today's Mass Readings

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Monday of week 8 in Ordinary Time, May 28, 2018

If getting holier doesn’t make us more joyful, something is inauthentic. 

That should be obvious. Jesus said, “I came that they might have life and have it to the full.” And, “I have said these things so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete” (John 10:10, 15:11).

What part does being in the Church play in this? Does it give us joy...

Trinity Sunday, 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time, May 27, 2018


God spent centuries driving it into the heart of his people that there is only one God. “Hear, O Israel: The

LORD is our God, the LORD alone!” (Deuteronomy 6:4). Then, with Jesus, he revealed the full mystery: God’s oneness is multiple: three Persons in one God.

The three Persons differ by their relationship with each other. By nature they ar...

Saturday of week 7 in Ordinary Time, May 26, 2018
 

We don’t identify Christians by judging how spiritual or sinful anyone is. “Being Catholic” doesn’t mean

being a good one. It means being visibly a member of the body of believers.

We both express and experience our identity by gathering physically with others at Mass, receiving Baptism and Confirmation, confessing our sins and receiving (or being r...

Friday of week 7 in Ordinary Time, May 25, 2018

“Do you have to belong to a church to be a Christian?” That's like asking, “Do you have to have a body to

be a human?”

God the Son only became “the Christ” by taking a body. We only become Christians by becoming members of that body. There is no disembodied Christianity, any more than there is a disembodied Christ.

Bodies are visible. No human body has...

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