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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Luke 1:26-38 Cycle B Gospel Summary On the carefully programmed Advent journey to Christmas, the Fourth Sunday belongs to Mary. This is so because Christmas,

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

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

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Feast of Christ the King

Matthew 25:31-46 Gospel Summary Today’s selection from the gospel of Matthew is very appropriate for the feast of Christ the King because it portrays Christ

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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Matthew 25: 14-30 Gospel Summary Jesus tells his disciples this parable: A man going on a journey calls his servants and entrusts his possessions to

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Matthew 25: 1-13 Gospel Summary In chapters 24 and 25, which precede the Passion story, Matthew describes the end of the world and offers various

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Matthew 23: 1-12 Gospel Summary After describing four controversies with various religious leaders about paying taxes to Caesar, the nature of resurrection, the greatest commandment,

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 22: 34-40 Gospel Summary In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus is frequently involved in confrontational situations. This reflects the tensions in

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 16, 2011 Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 22:15-21 Gospel Summary This gospel about paying taxes to Caesar is the first of a set

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 22: 1-14 Gospel Summary In today’s gospel, Jesus offers us another parable about the kingdom of heaven. This does

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 21:33-43 Gospel Summary The parable of the wicked tenants also appears with some variations in Mk 12: 1-12 and

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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 21: 28-32 Gospel Summary In today’s gospel, Matthew shows his concern for the crisis that was caused by the

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 20:1-16a Gospel Summary At dawn and throughout the day, the owner of a vineyard hires workers. They reach an

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 18:21-35 Gospel Summary Today’s gospel selection is taken from a section of Matthew’s gospel that is concerned with the

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