Author: Fr Francis

29TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME: GOD AND CAESAR

29TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME: GOD AND CAESAR The Gospel passage leads us to consider how we carry out our responsibilities to our country and to our God. We are Catholic Christians. We are Americans. We take our citizenship in

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20th Sunday

Jesus belongs to everybody: All three readings today speak of the expansive and universal nature of the “Kingdom of God,” although God set the Hebrew people apart as His chosen race, He included all nations in His plan for salvation and blessed all families of

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17th Sunday

17th Sunday These parables of the ‘treasure in the field’ and the ‘pearl of great price’ ring a bell in each of us because many people dream of striking it rich.  The successes of casinos and state lotteries come from

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16th Sunday

16th Sunday Recall that last Sunday we discussed the parable of the sower which can also be called the parable of the land. Recall that some seeds fell on the highway, some on rocky land, some on the thorny land,

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time The Gospel reading from Chapter 13 of Matthew is one with which we are all familiar. From our early childhood days in Sunday school or catechism classes, we heard the story about the sower and

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