Tag Archives: Forgiveness

Daily Mass: How often must I forgive? Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus uses a powerful parable to teach us the crucial role of forgiveness in our lives. Understanding the teaching is the easy part; our task is to make forgiveness a daily discipline that shapes our thoughts, words and actions.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 19th Week of the Year

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St. Clare, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Our sins are forgiven. Catholic Inspiration

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With a simple phrase Jesus heals both body and soul, revealing not only his power to save but also our need to receive his mercy with an open mind and heart.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 13th Week of the Year

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Holy First Martyrs of Rome, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Turn the other cheek. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers guidance when someone causes us harm; we are challenged to repay evil with good – and what a challenge at times it can be!

Mass Readings – Monday of the 11th Week of the Year

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St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us!

(Or as I was taught when I needed this mighty saint’s help: “Tony! Tony! Look around! Something’s lost that must be found!”)


Daily Mass: Jesus teaches about adultery and divorce. Catholic Inspiration

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While we might be tempted to think that adultery and divorce are recent problems of modern society, the Lord’s teaching today reminds us that these issues have been with humanity from the beginning.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 10th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: We reconcile with one another. Catholic Inspriation

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The Lord challenges us to surpass the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees. How? By reconciling with one another!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 10th Week of the Year

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St. Ephrem, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The Lord is gracious and merciful. Catholic Inspiration

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Both Isaiah and Jesus offer words of hope and consolation regarding the faithful and tender compassion of God. The Psalmist sums it up, “The Lord is gracious and merciful.”

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent

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4th Sunday of Lent: The Father’s response to his children. Catholic Inspiration

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The parable of the Prodigal Son offers powerful insights into the spiritual life. May the lessons we learn inspire us to return to our Heavenly Father and accept his gifts of grace and reconciliation.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of Lent

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Daily Mass: We’ve got to forgive. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus teaches in no uncertain terms that we must forgive each other if we expect to be forgiven by God.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Lent

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3rd Sunday of Lent: Christ is our master gardener. Catholic Inspiration

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While teaching about the need to repent, Jesus offers a parable that challenges us to cultivate a fruitful life. Where do we get the courage to do this? We recognize that Christ is the master gardener who lovingly tends to the care of our souls!

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Lent (Year C)

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Daily Mass: Jesus offers a path to divine justice. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord speaks directly and to the point about a number of specific actions in this short and powerful selection of Luke’s Gospel.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 2nd Week of Lent

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