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- Verbum Domini -
  Second Sunday of Lent, Year A – Sunday, March 16, 2014 Abraham, our Father in Faith Abraham was a man with a mission and we could rightly consider him to be the quintessential missionary.  He is revered by the followers of three world religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.  He is the founder of the ...read more
  The Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – March 2, 2014 In today’s reading from Matthew’s Gospel (6:25-34), Jesus does not deny the reality of human needs (v. 32), but forbids making them the object of anxious care and, in effect, becoming their slave. Those who truly know God as the heavenly Father ...read more
The Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – February 23, 2014 The three Scripture readings today issue three calls to us– to be holy as the Lord our God is holy; to not deceive ourselves with the wisdom of this age; and to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. Let ...read more
The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – February 16, 2014 Matthew’s Gospel reflects the situation of the early Church after the destruction of Jerusalem (70 A.D.). Throughout the Gospel, Jesus affirms the permanent validity of the Law (Mt 5:18-19), but in a new interpretation, given with full authority (Mt 5:21-48). Jesus “fulfils” the ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini has been called the most important document on the Bible in 45 years. The Exhortation is the result of the October 2008 General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome, which was dedicated to “The Word of God in the Life and the Mission of the Church.” ...read more
Today’s marvelous Gospel story (John 9:1-41) is about seeing the face of Jesus, allowing the scales of blindness to fall from our eyes, experiencing his healing powers, and acknowledging Jesus for whom he really is: the Lord and Savior who has come into the world. From the very beginning of John’s Gospel, the question of ...read more