October 3, 2021 Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jewish sages wrote the Book of Genesis as a series of meditations on the origin of the universe and the genesis of humankind. A popular form of Jewish writing was employed setting forth very profound ideas in simple forms of storytelling. Everything happened, they told us, because a caring and...

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September 26, 2021 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A few moments ago, we heard that Jesus said, “Whoever is not against us is for us.” What does this Bible passage mean? Are we to understand that Jesus is saying that He is tolerant of those who minister in His Most Holy Name apart from His association? Are we...

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September 19, 2021 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The question ‘Who do you say I am?’ was correctly answered by Peter last week. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit he stated: You are the Christ. Jesus immediately orders them, and orders them strictly, not to tell anyone about him because another important question remains unanswered, ‘What is...

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September 12, 2021 Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In many situations asking the right question is critically important… but coming up with the right question at the right time is an art. If a scientist doesn’t ask the right question he or she will follow paths that do not lead to solving a problem that confronts them. If...

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