Tag Archives: Mercy

Daily Mass: Christ is moved with pity for our plight. Catholic Inspiration

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The pity of Jesus in the presence of a leper reveals the Lord’s compassion for human suffering. As Christ heals the leper, we recognize God’s great desire to restore us to health and wholeness.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 1st Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Bringing others to Christ for healing. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus heals a paralytic who was brought to him by others who were determined and faithful. May their witness inspire us to bring others to Christ for the healing they need.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 2nd Week of Advent

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Daily Mass: The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The response from Psalm 33 echoes the wonder and awe in our hearts as we acknowledge the beauty of creation. May our awareness of creation help us to discern the contrast of our sin, inspiring us to run to Christ for the grace we need.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 29th Week of the Year

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St. Paul of the Cross, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 30th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 30th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Sirach 35:12-14,16-18

  • The Lord, a God of justice, hears the cry of the weak and the oppressed, the orphan and the widow.
  • The prayer of the lowly reaches the Most High who judges justly and affirms what is right.

Psalm – 34:2-3,17-19,23

  • “The Lord hears the cry of the poor.”
  • God is close to the brokenhearted and rescues them from distress.

2nd Reading – 2nd Timothy 4:6-8,16-18

  • Having kept the faith during a time of trial, the Lord gave strength to continue.

Gospel – Luke 18:9-14

  • Two men went to pray, but only one was heard by God…a tax collector who acknowledged his sin and need for the Lord’s mercy.
  • “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Mass Readings – 30th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The compassion of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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We glimpse the compassion of Christ as he pities the people who come to him with their suffering and pain. May the Lord’s mercy inspire us to run to him in our needs, as we share his kindness and love.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 14th Week of the Year

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St. Anthony Zaccaria & St. Elizabeth of Portugal, 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!


Study, Pray, Serve: 14th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 14th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 66:10-14c

  • Rejoice and exult over the prosperity of Jerusalem.
  • The Lord’s power shall be known to his servants in the sight of these blessings.

Psalm 66:1-7,16,20

  • “Let all praise the name of the Lord.”
  • Shout for joy and praise the good works of God.

2nd Reading – Galatians 6:14-18

  • Paul boasts in the cross of Jesus Christ, and now he bears the marks of Jesus on his body.
  • Peace and mercy be to all who follow the Lord.

Gospel – Luke 10:1-12,17-20

  • Jesus sends out 72 disciples in pairs to announce the Kingdom of God.
  • They return, rejoicing at the power of the name of Jesus.

Mass Readings – 14th Sunday of the Year

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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!”)


The power of the Eucharist in the modern world. Catholic Inspiration

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The sixth and final installment about the Eucharist examines the “Road to Emmaus” from the Gospel of Luke as a model for understanding how the Mass can powerfully impact our spiritual lives in the modern world.

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5th Sunday of Lent: Our sins and God’s mercy. Catholic Inspiration

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As the crowd attempts to test Jesus with the woman caught in adultery, the Lord responds with a sharp insight that focuses on the sins of all and reveals God’s awesome mercy.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Lent

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