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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.

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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: “The story of Zacchaeus in the Gospel of Luke is a kind of spiritual itinerary. If we attend to it carefully, we will learn the essentials of the life of grace...….”

Click Here to Listen to the Homily from Robert Barron for THIS SUNDAY

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: “ Some people gaze at the stars and lose their faith — what are we in the context of infinity? Others, however, gaze at the same stars and experience what can only be called mystical illumination. The author of Wisdom can be numbered with the latter group. His ecstatic realization is that despite our apparent smallness and insignificance we are valued and loved. The world is charged with the grandeur of God — to steal Gerard Manley Hopkins’ verse. It is also charged with some profound insights regarding creation and God. God loves all things that exist, detesting nothing that He has made. God’s immortal spirit is in all things and God manifests compassion and mercy to all of creation without distinction..…”

Click Here to read the rest of Fr. Lewis’ reflection for THIS SUNDAY

Fr. Greg Friedman

Sunday Soundbites is a weekly, 90-second radio homily based on the Sunday readings, written and read by Fr. Greg Friedman, O.F.M. Sunday Soundbites is also heard on Catholic radio stations around the country.

This Sunday: I once heard some advice for writers on how to make a story more dramatic. “Get your character up in a tree,” the advice goes, “and throw rocks at him.” The advice isn’t meant literally, but rather it’s about how a character in jeopardy is always a good source of drama…..”

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