The news is good

Second Sunday of Advent (A), December 8, 2013 – Is 11, 1-10; Rom 15, 4-9; Mt 3, 1-12 Put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom 13, 14) The kingdom of God is at hand.  And since no one can endure the day of the Lord’s coming, we have to repent. We affirm the royal presence “in...

Vincentian vigilance

First Sunday of Advent (A), December 1, 2013 – Is 2, 1-5; Rom 13, 11-14; Mt 24, 37-44 Gird your loins and light your lamps (Lk 12, 35) If we remember, in whatever we do, the end of our life, we will never sin (Sir 7, 36).  The future will not catch us off guard if we...

Key to the kingdom

Thirty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (C), November 24, 2013 – 2 Sam 5, 1-3; Col 1, 12-20; Lk 23, 35-43 Did not God choose those who are poor to be heirs of the kingdom? (Jas 2, 5) The inscription announces Jesus the king of the...
Requirements to serve the poor

Requirements to serve the poor

Direct service of the poor requires serious, consistent self-examination, deep prayer, and willingness to be converted. So writes James Cormack, CM, in a vintage article in the archives Spirituality Today*. Direct service of the poor requires serious, consistent...

Worst, best

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (C), November 17, 2013 – Mal 3, 19-20a; 2 Thes 3, 7-12; Lk 21, 5-19 Rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor (Acts 5, 41) The vision of what is to come upon us relative to the end is alarming.  But we are urged...

Outside the box

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (C), November 10, 2013 – 2 Mac 7, 1-2. 9-14; 2 Thes 2, 16 – 3, 5; Lk 20, 27-38 What has not entered the human heart, God has revealed to us through the Spirit (1 Cor 2, 9. 10) Jesus was so rejected he ended up crucified.  Since no...

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