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This Sunday’s Readings

This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. They offer a Podcast and other bible related content.

This Sunday is: The 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time


The Word on Fire

The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into all things Catholic. Fr. Barron has a full library of homilies that he has prepared and we will be featuring a link here to his 15 minute reflections on this week’s readings.

This Sunday: “Both our first reading and Gospel function as a slap in the face, cold water, a wake-up call. They show how passing, ephemeral, and unreliable are the goods of this world. The idea is to set our hearts, as Paul says, on the higher things, rooting our lives in God..

Click Here to Listen to the Homily from Robert Barron: The 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Scott Lewis

Fr. Scott Lewis is an associate professor of New Testament at Regis College in Toronto.  Each week Fr. Lewis writes a short reflection on the upcoming readings in the Catholic Register.

This Sunday: Who is Ecclesiastes? In some translations Qoheleth is rendered the “Teacher” or “Preacher” while others translate Qoheleth as the name of a person. But one thing is clear: he is probably not the sort of person you would invite to a party or an outing….

Click Here to read the rest of Fr. Lewis’ reflection on The 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time



Sunday Soundbites is a weekly, 90-second radio homily based on the Sunday readings by Fr. Greg Friedman, O.F.M. Sunday Soundbites is a regular weekly feature at www.AmericanCatholic.org and is heard on Catholic radio stations around the country.

This Sunday: A favorite contemporary singer-songwriter of mine is Greg Brown. His blues and folk tunes tell down-to-earth stories. In one of his songs, entitled “The Cheapest Kind,” Brown sings a first-person account of a man who grew up as the son of a preacher.……

Click here to read or listen to Father Greg Friedman’s 90 second Sunday Soundbite- That’s right  a Homily in 90 Seconds!!


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