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Easter Season 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 Week is: 5th Sunday of Easter

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:“”Last week we looked at the life and times of Paul, the person who, after Jesus himself, is the most influential figure in the formation of the Christian church. In this week’s sermon, I look briefly at Paul’s central teaching, which I identify as “being in Christ.”” The phrase “”en Christo,”” in Christ, appears 83 times in the letters of Paul, indicating how central it is to the Apostle’s teaching and preaching. Christ Jesus is a new energy field, a new power, a new way of being, and the idea, as far as Paul is concerned, is to get into it–so that ultimately you can say, with him, “it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me

Click Here to Listen to the Homily from Robert Barron: Paul’s Message

Fr. Scott Lewis

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

This Sunday: “What was it like to be a follower of Jesus Christ in the first century of our era? We are so used to a rather comfortable and undemanding Christianity that we can fail to appreciate the struggle, sacrifice and abandonment to divine providence that characterized the first Christians.. ...”

Click Here to read the rest of Fr. Lewis’ reflection on 5th Sunday of Easter



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