Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 14:22-23 Gospel Summary Bible scholars show us that Matthew organized the material of his gospel into five sections. This Sunday’s passage is part of the fourth section (13:54-18:35) in which he explains the meaning of Jesus in relation to the church. This section, as well as the entire gospel, […]

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel Summary Bible scholars show us that Matthew organized the material of his gospel into five sections. This Sunday’s passage is part of the fourth section (13:54-18:35) in which he explains the meaning of Jesus in relation to the church. This section, as well as the entire gospel, reaches its […]

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 13: 24-43 July 17, 2011 Gospel Summary There is a longer and a shorter version of this Sunday’s gospel reading and most congregations will probably hear only the shorter passage (13:24-30). Accordingly, I shall focus on the shorter version, with some brief comments at the end about the remaining […]

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 13:1-23 July 10, 2011 Gospel Summary This parable about the sower of seeds is the first of seven parables that Matthew placed in the center of his gospel. Each of the parables adds a specific dimension to the reality that Matthew has described in the previous two chapters: although […]

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 11: 25-30 July 3, 2011 Gospel Summary This Sunday’s gospel is brief but exceedingly rich in meaning. It has two distinct, though related, parts. In the first, Jesus expresses profound gratitude to the Father, source of all being and goodness, because he has freely chosen to take note of […]

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