Tag Archives: John the Baptist

Daily Mass: Faith in the midst of cruelty. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 17th Week of the Year

The death of John the Baptist is an outrage, a stark example of human cruelty that assaults our sensibilities.  While we acknowledge the presence of violence and hatred in our world we continue to see in the Cross of Christ God’s response: a love that embraces our sins.

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The Birth of John the Baptist. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

As the herald of Jesus, John directs people to prepare for the coming of the messiah.  His birth, words and actions all point others to the Lord…and inspire us to do the same as modern days disciples.

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The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mary and Elizabeth – pregnant with Jesus and John the Baptist – meet and rejoice at the goodness of the Lord.  Both women knew hardship, yet their faith inspires us to see God at work…in good times and in bad.

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Photo Credit: The Nativity Story, 2006.


Daily Mass: Following Christ in the face of opposition. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of the Year

The death of John the Baptist recalls the fact that doing the right thing at the right time for the right reason does NOT mean that life will always be easy.  In fact, our faith in Jesus Christ will sometimes put us squarely in the face of opposition…and we recognize that we might suffer even as we serve the Lord with all our heart.

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Christmas Season: One mightier than I is coming. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – Christmas Season (Jan 6th)

John the Baptist proclaims that “one mightier than I is coming” into the world.  As we encounter the mystery of God we have the opportunity to let go of our need to control and receive the blessing of heavenly grace.


Christmas Season: Behold the Lamb of God. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Christmas Weekday (Jan. 3)

John the Baptist testifies that Jesus is the one who takes away our sins.  As we renew our faith each day, may we seek Jesus above all else and commit our lives to his saving grace.


Daily Mass: The birth of John. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of Advent

John’s birth and his naming foreshadow the glory of Jesus.  God’s great work of salvation leads us to rejoice as we witness how the Lord involves many (including us!) in the mission of Jesus Christ.