This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible.
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) (Deuteronomy 6:2-6; Psalm 18; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 12:28-34)
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: “”Our first reading for Mass this week contains the most sacred prayer in the Jewish tradition, the “”Sh’ma.”” In the Gospel, when asked which commandment is the greatest, Jesus, a pious Jew, recites this prayer from the book of Deuteronomy. Listen as I explicate this central and decisive statement of Biblical faith.”. ..”
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: “A covenant is an unbreakable relationship, not an arrangement of convenience. It is characterized by loyalty, commitment, patience, forgiveness and, above all, love. In fact, all of those qualities are variations on the theme of love. …. “
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: ” “Get your priorities straight!” When someone says that, I hear the voice of my father, from when I was little—maybe not in those words, but telling me to concentrate on what was important. These days, with “lots on my plate” to do each day, I need to prioritize. I find myself so easily distracted by things that I like to do, or things that don’t involve conflict or pain!…”