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Fourth Sunday of Advent

 December 23, 2012 Luke 1:39-45 Gospel Summary On the carefully programmed Advent journey to Christmas, the Fourth Sunday belongs to Mary. This is so because

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Second Sunday of Advent

 December 9, 2012 Luke 3:1-6 Gospel Summary Luke’s elaborate attempt to locate the arrival of John the Baptist in the context of secular history seems

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

 December 8, 2012 Luke 1:26-38 Gospel Summary: Theologians often make a distinction between “high” Christology, which emphasizes the divine nature of Jesus, and “low” Christology,

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Tuesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Rv 14:14-19; Ps 96:10-13; Lk 21:5-11“The LORD shall rule the peoples with constancy.” The end of the world prevents the triumph of chaos. We need

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Tuesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Rv 14:14-19; Ps 96:10-13; Lk 21:5-11“The LORD shall rule the peoples with constancy.” The end of the world prevents the triumph of chaos. We need

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Monday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Rv 14:1-5??; Ps 24:1-6??; Lk 21:1-4?? “?Such is the race that seeks the face of God.” One question that arises in our readings for today’s

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Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Rv 4:1-11; Ps 150:1-6; Lk 19:11-28“Let everything that has breath: praise!” Nothing has breath without the divine breath. The Holy Spirit hovered over the chaos

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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 18, 2012 Mark 13:24-32 Gospel Summary Jesus promises his disciples that they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great

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Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, religious

3Jn 5-8??; Ps 112:1-6??; Lk 18:1-8??“Light shines through the darkness” Saint Frances Cabrini and her sisters lived in faithful response to the word of the

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 11, 2012 Mark 12:38-44 Gospel Summary The Scribes mentioned in today’s gospel were not a religious sect, as were the Pharisees and Sadducees. They

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 4, 2012 Mark 12:28-34 Gospel Summary In a friendly conversation a scribe asks Jesus what he believes the first of all the commandments to

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 28, 2012 Mark 10:46-52 Gospel Summary: The curing of a blind man in today’s gospel passage is remarkable for several reasons. First of all,

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