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WILL YOU PASS HIS TESTS? - One Bread, One Body, Apr 28, 2017
St. Peter Chanel, St. Louis Mary de Montfort
Acts 5:34-42 | Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14 | John 6:1-15

Jesus "knew well what He intended to do but He asked this to test Philip's response." —John 6:6

Jesus plans to test us. He will present us with humanly impossible situations (see Jn 6:5) to see whether we will walk by faith or by sight (2 Cor 5:7). He will test us to see whether we will judge by God's standards or by men's (1 Sm 16:7; Mt ... More


TAKING RESPONSIBILITY - One Bread, One Body, Apr 27, 2017
Acts 5:27-33 | Psalm 34:2, 9, 17-20 | John 3:31-36

"Make us responsible for that Man's blood." —Acts 5:28

The high priest accused the apostles of being determined to make the religious leaders "responsible for that Man's blood." However, most of the religious leaders refused to take responsibility for Jesus' execution. Otherwise, they would not have ... More


ESCAPED, ARMED, AND DANGEROUS - One Bread, One Body, Apr 26, 2017
Acts 5:17-26 | Psalm 34:2-9 | John 3:16-21

"We found the jail securely locked and the guards at their posts outside the gates, but when we opened it we found no one inside." —Acts 5:23

The Sanhedrin thought the apostles were locked in jail, but actually they were in the Temple preaching "to the people all about this new life" in Jesus (Acts 5:20). The public school system thinks it has its teachers' faith and prayers locked up ... More


ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO - One Bread, One Body, Apr 25, 2017
St. Mark
1 Peter 5:5-14 | Psalm 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17 | Mark 16:15-20

"The church that is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greeting, as does Mark my son." —1 Peter 5:13

During the Easter season, the Church presents to us a gallery of resurrection-witnesses. We see Mary Magdalene, Thomas, Stephen, Philip, Peter, and now Mark. Each of these people were in the tomb of sin but miraculously rose from the dead into ... More


CHURCH MILITANT OR CHURCH DEFEATED? - One Bread, One Body, Apr 24, 2017
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen
Acts 4:23-31 | Psalm 2:1-9 | John 3:1-8

"They were filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak God's word with confidence." —Acts 4:31

The apostles were thrown into prison by the Jewish leaders for healing a crippled man and then "teaching the people and proclaiming the resurrection of the dead in the person of Jesus" (Acts 4:2). They were then threatened by the leaders to ... More


CONFESSION - One Bread, One Body, Apr 23, 2017
Second Sunday of Easter, Mercy Sunday
Acts 2:42-47 | 1 Peter 1:3-9 | Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 | John 20:19-31

"Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive men's sins, they are forgiven them." —John 20:22-23

In the evening of the day on which Jesus rose from the dead, Jesus came to His disciples, showed them His nail-scarred hands and wounded side, breathed on them, gave them the Holy Spirit, and sent them out (Jn 20:19-22). Jesus sent His disciples ... More


GOING TO EXTREMES - One Bread, One Body, Apr 22, 2017
Easter Week
Acts 4:13-21 | Psalm 118:1, 14-21 | Mark 16:9-15

Jesus "took them to task for their disbelief and their stubbornness." —Mark 16:14

After Jesus' Resurrection, Mary Magdalene "went to announce the good news to His followers" (Mk 16:10). Yet "they refused to believe it" (Mk 16:11). "Later on, as two of them were walking along on their way to the country, He was revealed to ... More


Called to Mission - Pope Francis, Shepherd of Truth
"IRREPRESSIBLE DESIRE"
Those who are drawn by God's voice and determined to follow Jesus soon discover within themselves an irrepressible desire to bring the Good News to their brothers and sisters through proclamation and the service of charity. All Christians are called to be missionaries of the Gospel! More



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