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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 most troubling and challenging of Jesus’ teaching is the command to love our enemies. In this homily, I explore four good reasons why it is so important to engage in this most difficult act of love.….”  NOTE- This homily is based on Luke’s Version of this week’s gospel from Matthew. The message is just as relevant and challenging. Take a moment and listen to the wisdom of Fr. Barron.

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: “ What does it mean to be holy? People often toss the word around carelessly but when pressed to define the term they are at a loss. In the Old Testament the term meant that which is set apart — something special and undefiled...

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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: Sometimes the hardest Gospel texts to hear and live are the simplest. Today, our selection from the Gospel of Matthew contains such passages. Jesus, still preaching the “Sermon on the Mount,” acts in the role of a “new Moses,” a new kind of lawgiver. He builds on the commandments of old, but commands us to go deeper. Rather than retaliating for evil done to us, we are to offer no resistance, hand over our possessions, go the extra mile. Instead of hating our enemies, we are to love them. We are to pray for our persecutors…”

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