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LIFE LINES - One Bread, One Body, Sep 27, 2016
St. Vincent de Paul
Job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23 | Psalm 88:2-8 | Luke 9:51-56

"Why is light given to the toilers, and life to the bitter in spirit?" —Job 3:20

Nearly all of us can identify in some way with Job's misery. Sometimes life is bitter (Jb 3:20) and full of drudgery (Jb 7:1). Relief eludes us (Jb 3:13), and death seems better than any hidden treasure the future could possibly hold (Jb 3:21). ... More


THE ONE-TWO PUNCH - One Bread, One Body, Sep 26, 2016
Sts. Cosmas & Damian
Job 1:6-22 | Psalm 17:1-3, 6-7 | Luke 9:46-50

"The Lord said to Satan, 'Behold, all that he has is in your power.' " —Job 1:12

Satan is the father of lies (Jn 8:44). He is the expert in tempting us. For example, he tried to get Job to say something "disrespectful of God" (Jb 1:22) and to curse God (Jb 2:9). Job, however, did not fall for Satan's series of temptations. ... More


THE GULF WAR - One Bread, One Body, Sep 25, 2016
26th Sunday Ordinary Time
Amos 6:1, 4-7 | 1 Timothy 6:11-16 | Psalm 146:6-10 | Luke 16:19-31

"Between you and us there is fixed a great abyss, so that those who might wish to cross from here to you cannot do so, nor can anyone cross from your side to us." —Luke 16:26

The rich man, traditionally known as Dives, spent eternity staring across a great chasm separating himself from the Lord (Lk 16:26). How ironic! Dives spent his lifetime constructing this chasm (or gulf) to isolate himself from the poor. Now ... More


DESTROYING DEATH (1 Cor 15:26) - One Bread, One Body, Sep 24, 2016
Ecclesiastes 11:9—12:8 | Psalm 90:3-6, 12-14, 17 | Luke 9:43-45

"You make an end of them in their sleep." —Psalm 90:5

The author of Ecclesiastes, living centuries before the revelation of Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life (Jn 11:25), is naturally pessimistic about life. For example, he goes on and on about growing old. Then he speaks of death in six ways. ... More


CROWDED CONDITIONS - One Bread, One Body, Sep 23, 2016
St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 | Psalm 144:1-4 | Luke 9:18-22

Jesus "put the question to them, 'Who do the crowds say that I am?' " —Luke 9:18

Before Jesus asked His disciples: "Who do you say that I am?" (Lk 9:20), He asked: "Who do the crowds say that I am?" (Lk 9:18) Jesus did this to show we must separate ourselves from the crowd if we are to truly acknowledge Him as the Messiah, ... More


THE MISERY OF MONEY, POWER, AND SEX - One Bread, One Body, Sep 22, 2016
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11 | Psalm 90:3-6, 12-14, 17 | Luke 9:7-9

"Vanity of vanities!" —Ecclesiastes 1:2

The book of Ecclesiastes is traditionally attributed to Solomon because its author, Qoheleth, is identified as David's son (Eccl 1:1). This association makes the message of Ecclesiastes more poignant. Qoheleth, or possibly Solomon, announced ... More


A TRAITOR CONVERTS! - One Bread, One Body, Sep 21, 2016
St. Matthew
Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13 | Psalm 19:2-5 | Matthew 9:9-13

"Jesus saw a man named Matthew at his post where taxes were collected." —Matthew 9:9

Matthew was a tax collector. To a Jew, this was one of the most despicable jobs possible (see Mt 18:17). Tax collectors usually perpetrated violence and injustice against the poor. Worse than that, however, they sold out to the enemy, the ... More


World Youth Day 2016 - Pope Francis, Shepherd of Truth
"CELEBRATE JESUS"
To celebrate Jesus Who is living in our midst! To say that Jesus is alive means to rekindle our enthusiasm in following Him, to renew our passionate desire to be His disciples. More

Mission and Mercy - Pope Francis, Shepherd of Truth
"DISTINCT LIGHT"
The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, which the Church is celebrating, casts a distinct light on World Mission Sunday 2016 (October 16): it invites us to consider the missio ad gentes as a great, immense work of mercy, both spiritual and material... All are invited to "go out" as missionary disciples, each generously offering their talents, creativity, wisdom and experience in order to bring the message of God's tenderness and compassion to the entire human family... More


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