The poor’s living faith

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (C), October 6, 2013 – Hab 1, 2-3; 2, 2-4; 1 Tim 1, 6-8. 13-14; Lk 17, 5-10 Blessed are you who believed (Lk 1, 45) The apostles say to Jesus, “Increase our faith.”  This petition reveals the correct Christian attitude. True...

Caricatures of Christ?

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C), September 29, 2013 – Amos 6, 1a, 4-7; 1 Tim 6, 11-16; Lk 16, 19-31 The community of believers was of one heart and mind (Acts 4, 32) The rich man does not avail of Lazarus’ presence to be in solidarity with him.  He maintains...

Vincent’s cleverness

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C), September 22, 2013 – Amos 8, 4-7; 1 Tim 2, 1-8; Lk 16, 1-13 There was no needy person among them (Acts 4, 34) As one who manages well his household, Jean de Paul sends his son Vincent to school.  He sees in the boy promising...

Would Jesus eat with Assad?

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C), September 15, 2013 – Ex 32, 7-11. 13-14; 1 Tim 1, 17; Lk 15, 1-32 I could wish that I myself were accursed and separated from Christ for the sake of my brothers (Rom 9, 3) Jesus strives to save others, while the Pharisees are...

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