Come, Holy Spirit!

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Pentecost Sunday, Year C: May 15 2016
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Surprised by blessing upon blessing

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4th Sunday of Advent, Year C: Dec. 20, 2015
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The economics of the Kingdom of God

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: Nov. 8, 2015
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Not to dominate, but to give life

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: Oct. 18, 2015
Isa 53:10-11; Ps 33; Heb 4:14-16; Mark 10:35-45

What do you truly need? And what does the world really need? These questions seem to be implicit in Jesus’ question to James and John—“What do you wish me to do for you?”—and in their response, their belief about what they and the world really need. Which is: for them to be in charge.

St. Mark relates to us that this conversation takes place as Jesus and his disciples are making a journey to Jerusalem and getting close to their destination. (more…)

The sign says: Jesus miraculously meets your needs

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: July 26, 2015
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Chosen, equipped, and sent

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: July 12, 2015
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“¡Denles ustedes de comer!”

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XVIII Domingo Ordinario, Año A: 3 Agosto 2014
Is 55, 1-3; Sal 144; Rom 8, 35.37-39; Mt 14, 13-21 (more…)

Al regresar a las condiciones del siglo primero

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San Pedro y San Pablo: 29 Junio 2014
Misa del Día

Hch 12, 1-11; Sal 33; 2 Tim 4, 6-8.17-18; Mt 16, 13-19 (more…)

As we return to 1st century conditions

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Saints Peter and Paul: June 29, 2014
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Acts 12:1-11; Ps 34; 2 Tim 4:6-8, 17-18; Matt 16:13-19 (more…)

Give what you cannot keep, to gain what you cannot lose!

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: Sept. 22, 2013
Amos 8:4-7; Ps 113; 1 Tim 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13

Today we hear our Lord Jesus tell the parable that is often known as the “dishonest steward.” And this is a parable that often puzzles people. We might wonder: Why does the steward’s master commend him for changing the promissory notes of the debtors? Is Jesus telling us that we should act like the steward; and, if so, how?

It seems that Jesus is shifting between different details of his parable, and different analogies, in a way that can be confusing. But if we dig into this a bit, I think we discover a single, basic message that he is trying to convey to us. (more…)