28th Sunday of the Year

The last two Sundays masses of September we heard from the prophet Amos, who inveighed against the lack of fidelity and the ruthlessness of many in the northern Kingdom of Israel, often called Samaria. The first Sunday of October we witnessed his fellow prophet Habakkuk thundering against the people of Judah. Today we hear a […]

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26th Sunday of the Year

Amos is arguably the earliest of the great prophets whose names are given to books of the Old Testament.  He was an older contemporary of Hosea and Isaiah and a predecessor in the prophetic ministry of Micah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and many others whom the Lord raised up to rouse his people, Israel.  In today’s reading […]

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

The passage this weekend is known as The Parable of the Dishonest Steward.  A steward was responsible for the management of his master’s possessions. It seems that this steward squandered those possessions, rather than investing them so as to increase the value.   He was serving two masters: his employer and himself.  As usually happens with […]

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24th Sunday of the Year

Asking forgiveness and receiving forgiveness are the beautiful themes for this week’s Sunday readings.  The fact that all of us are always in need of mercy on one count or another reminds me of the instructive rhythm of the Church’s Lectionary cycle:  we hear the same messages again and again precisely because we need to […]

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Father Daniel C. Wolfel, O.S.B.

Father Daniel C. Wolfel, O.S.B., 91, a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, and a native of St. Marys, died Thursday, September 12, 2019 in the monastic infirmary. He was born October 1, 1927, the son of the late Edward Wolfel, Sr. and the late Amanda (Wolfe) Wolfel. He was one of seven children, including […]

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