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Daily Mass: St. Peter responds to opposition. Catholic Inspiration

St. Peter’s bold response in faith to the opposition reveals an example we can follow as we face the challenges before us today.

Mass Readings – Friday in the Octave of Easter

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Daily Mass: Walking through the fiery furnace with the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego walked in the fiery furnace with a fourth person who looked like a Son of God. During those times in our lives when we have been put to the test, may we trust that Christ walks with us as well.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 5th Week of Lent

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25th Sunday of the Year: Life is a battle; keep fighting with faith. Catholic Inspiration

The readings state plainly the hostility and difficulty we often find in lives.  Sometimes the battle is outside ourselves, and sometimes it is within.  Yet as we fight our battles, we constantly use our most powerful weapon: the grace we receive through our faith in Jesus Christ!

Mass Readings – 25th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Persecution and Perseverance. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord speaks bluntly to the disciples, saying that many who follow him will suffer persecution.  Yet as we persevere in faith we are reminded that God will give us what we need to keep going.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 34th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Facing the opposition to the Gospel. Catholic Inspiration

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

The Lord speaks bluntly when he tells his disciples about the opposition they will encounter: hatred, persecution, suffering, and ridicule will follow them.  And yet this opposition only highlights what’s truly at stake: eternal life!

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

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 4th Week of Easter

Paul & Barnabas faced tremendous challenges, even as they spread the Gospel in amazing ways.  It’s a good reminder that we, too, will face adversity as we live our faith in the world today.

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Daily Mass: Empowered by the Holy Spirit. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 2nd Week of Easter

Filled with the Holy Spirit, the disciples boldly proclaim the Good News in the face of opposition…inviting us to call upon the Spirit to strengthen us in our moments of difficulty.

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Daily Mass: Faith in the face of opposition. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Saturday in the Octave of Easter

When the going gets tough, the tough live their faith!  The early Church faced opposition even as it was filled with the grace of the Holy Spirit.  We, too, call upon the Lord to face our trials with the same strength that inspired and strengthened the disciples.

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Daily Mass: When our faith is put to the test. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 5th Week of Lent

The story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego reminds us that there are times in life when our faith is tested.  In those moments we call upon the Lord for the strength we need, and we ask God for forgiveness for those times that we have failed.  For through it all Christ offers his life for us.

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Daily Mass: Perseverance through Persecution. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily – Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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What gives people strength to carry on when the going gets tough?  To hang in there when it is painful, difficult, or oppressive?  The struggles of the early Church were sustained by their faith in Christ, who promised eternal life to all who believe in him.

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