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Jan 23, 2021

We've just begun a few weeks now of Ordinary Time and you can surely tell by the readings on this Saturday of the 2nd week: the Letter to the Hebrews is always trying to convert Hebrew ways of thinking to the acceptance of Christian revelation, for example, in this passage that Jesus' Blood shed in his Passion and Death...

Jan 22, 2021

Today’s Gospel tells the story of Jesus naming the twelve Apostles. There were Simon (Peter) and his brother, Andrew who were fishermen. James and John, both brothers and fishermen as well, the sons of Zebedee. Philip and Bartholomew.
Matthew, the tax collector (whom most Jews hated) , Thomas , James the Son of...

Jan 21, 2021

Jesus withdrew toward the sea with his disciples.
A large number of people followed from Galilee and from Judea.
Hearing what he was doing,
a large number of people came to him also from Jerusalem,
from Idumea, from beyond the Jordan,
and from the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon.
He told his disciples to have a boat...

Jan 20, 2021

Jesus entered the synagogue.
There was a man there who had a withered hand.
They watched Jesus closely
to see if he would cure him on the sabbath
so that they might accuse him.
He said to the man with the withered hand,
“Come up here before us.”
Then he said to the Pharisees,
“Is it lawful to do good on the...

Jan 19, 2021

As Jesus was passing through a field of grain on the sabbath,
his disciples began to make a path while picking the heads of grain.
At this the Pharisees said to him,
“Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?”
He said to them,
“Have you never read what David did
when he was in need and he and his...