This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible.
(Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 14:1-15:47)
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: “Entering Holy Week, we see numerous stirring examples of Jesus’ fulfillment of Old Testament prophesies. From the direction he enters Jerusalem to his mode of transport, we find again and again how he is the one intended to reclaim the temple and prove to the world that he is indeed the son of God, chosen to save us through his revolutionary example of love and forgiveness. …”
Fr. Scott Lewis is 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: “Simple words can encourage and give hope to those who are on the verge of despair and defeat. Careless, foolish or cruel words usually destroy, deflate and snuff out life. . “
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: “Holy Week begins today. For me, it’s always a time filled with rich memories and dramatic stories. Hello, I’m Father Greg Friedman, with the “Sunday Soundbite” for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion.”