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XXI Domingo Ordinario, Año C: 22 Agosto 2010
Isa 66, 18-21; Sal 116; Heb 12, 5-7.11-13; Luc 13, 22-30

“Vayan por todo el mundo y prediquen el Evangelio.”

En las Sagradas Escrituras, leemos mucho del viajar y del emigrar. Oímos de la emigración voluntaria, y también de la deportación involuntaria, del Pueblo de Dios, desde un país hasta otro. Hace dos semanas, oímos de la Carta a los Hebreos que

Por su fe, Abraham, obediente al llamado de Dios, y sin saber a dónde iba, partió hacia la tierra que habría de recibir como herencia. Por la fe, vivió como extranjero en la tierra prometida… (more…)

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The Virgin Mary’s Big Assumption

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: August 15, 2010
Mass During the Day:
Rev 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Ps 45:10-12, 16; 1 Cor 15:20-27; Luke 1:39-56

Introduction:

On this day we celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: the fact that, “when the course of her earthly life was finished, she was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory,” and made Queen of heaven and earth. [CCC 966] This is the fourth of the four Marian dogmas. It also is the fourth of the five glorious mysteries of the rosary. And it is a source of joy for us, that our Blessed Mother was so favored, and a source of hope, that one day we too will share in that heavenly glory. (more…)

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True faith and faithfulness

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: August 8, 2010
Wis 18:6-9; Ps 33:1, 12, 18-22; Heb 11:1-2, 8-19; Luke 12:35-40

A couple weeks ago, I saw, in one of the comic strips in the paper, a scene that we have seen played out many times. In this particular case, it was a group of toys talking to each other while the child, the little girl, who owned them was away. They were having a conversation about her: more precisely, one of the toys was trying to convince the others to launch a revolution against their owner. And after a while, in this conversation, the one who was talking noticed that the other toys had become silent, and wondered why they were no longer responding. And then that toy realized what was going on, and said, “She’s standing right behind me, isn’t she.” And indeed she was. (more…)

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Leaving our children a true inheritance

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: August 1, 2010
Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23; Ps 90:3-6, 12-13; Col 3:1-5, 9-11; Luke 12:13-21

In the past couple months, there are several families within our parish that have experienced the loss of a loved one. In several cases, these were family men who were not nearly to the age at which one would have been expecting them to die. And, especially when someone with children still at home dies, relatively young, it brings back more sharply what we all have probably observed and experienced, at one time or another in our lives: that death, at one time or another, brings to an end everyone’s earthly life; and that, at that point, whatever we have materially accumulated is left behind, and it becomes an inheritance for our children, grandchildren, and other family, those that we leave it to. (more…)

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