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Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Vigésimo Noveno Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 10/17/20

     It is not at all unusual to see, at various times in the Gospels, Jesus confronted with people who want to entrap him (Mt 22:15). Jesus’ experience of faith is the source from which his commitment to truth and justice springs. Therefore, his answer to the disciples ... Read More »

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Vigésimo Octavo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 10/10/20

     Parables are short, clear, simple stories, and their purpose is to convey a teaching in a more understandable, interesting, attractive and easy to remember way. Jesus preaches with parables using living examples, images taken from ordinary life, giving them rich and comprehensive content to refer to the ... Read More »

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Vigésimo Séptimo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 10/03/20

     We have seen the image of the "vineyard" in previous Sunday Gospels. It is present in various passages of Sacred Scripture with the intention of revealing the reality of the Kingdom of God, which is open to all of us, so that we incorporate it and commit ... Read More »

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Vigésimo Sexto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario by Loyolapress.com

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 9/26/20

     The context for today’s Gospel is the mounting tension between Jesus and the Jewish religious leaders. Jesus has entered Jerusalem and overturned the money changers’ tables in the Temple. Jesus has caught the attention of the religious authorities; the chief priests and elders question Jesus about the ... Read More »

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Vigésimo Quinto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario by Loyolapress.com

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 9/19/20

     In today's Gospel, Jesus moves from Galilee to teach in Judea where he is sought out by great crowds and tested by the Pharisees on issues such as marriage and divorce. Jesus also encounters a rich young man who is unable to accept Jesus' demand that he ... Read More »

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Vigésimo Quarto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario by Bryan M. Cones

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 9/12/20

     Today’s liturgy confronts us with one of the most difficult challenges of discipleship: forgiveness, not once, not twice, but as God forgives. On this Sunday nearest the anniversary of the attacks of September 11, with wars related to that day of sorrow still smoldering, and as we ... Read More »

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Vigésimo Tercer Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario Summary by Dale J. Sieverding

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 9/05/20

     The prophet Ezekiel is charged to make the nation aware of their shortcomings, lest they die. The prophet is warned that should he not make known Israel’s sins to the people, they will die, but his life will likewise be required of him. If the “wicked” are ... Read More »

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Vig

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 8/29/20

     Today’s liturgy begins with a note of comfort, with confidence in the attentive care of an ever-present God. The entrance antiphon exalts God who is “good and forgiving, full of love for all who call.” We go on to praise God as the source “of every good ... Read More »

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Vigésimo Primero Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario Summary by Bryan M. Cones

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 8/22/20

     Authority seems to be the focus of today’s liturgy, especially in the first and Gospel readings, yet what is also clear is that we are not celebrating a merely human authority. As exercised among God’s people, earthly authority has heavenly roots.     Isaiah in the first reading ... Read More »

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Vigésimo Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario Celebration Summary by Bryan M. Cones

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 8/15/20

     Today’s liturgy sounds a single keynote: The God who first chose the people of Israel now extends salvation to every nation. The prophet Isaiah imagines a day when “foreigners” will serve the God of Israel, when Jerusalem’s temple “shall be called a house of prayer for all ... Read More »