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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!


Study, Pray, Serve: 4th Sunday of Lent

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Let’s explore some of the major themes in the readings for the 4th Sunday of Lent.

1st Reading – Joshua 5:9a,10-12

  • The people of Israel no longer eat manna; they now eat the produce of the land of Canaan.
  • This marks a new transition as the the Lord has “removed the reproach of Egypt” from them.

Psalm – 34:2-7

  • “Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.”
  • The Lord, who brings blessings and deliverance, is the source of our hope and joy.

2nd Reading – 2nd Corinthians 5:17-21

  • Whoever is in Christ is a new creation.
  • As ambassadors for Christ we are given the ministry of reconciliation with one another.

Gospel – Luke 15:1-3,11-32

  • The parable of the Prodigal Son reveals God’s goodness, patience, and desire for our reconciliation.
  • The Father reaches out to both his wayward younger son and his angry, stubborn older son.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of Lent

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Note: These are the readings for “Year C” in the Lectionary for Mass. On the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent, parishes may use the “Year A” readings at Masses that include members of the RCIA process.


Daily Mass: Be reconciled with one another. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord teaches the disciples about the essential element of reconciliation in the spiritual life.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 1st Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: A powerful test of our love for the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The first reading minces no words when it comes to testing the depth of our love for God. As we apply this insight to ourselves, may we call upon the Lord to help us love one another in a manner worthy of Christ.

Mass Readings – Thursday after Epiphany

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St. André Bessette, pray for us!


Good News that calls us to repent. Catholic Inspiration

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This homily was preached on December 7th, 2021 at Cathedral of Christ the King. May the Good News inspire us to fearlessly seek out the grace of the Sacrament of Penance as we reconcile our hearts to God.

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1st Sunday of Advent: May God’s love abound in our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

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The exhortation in the First Letter of St. Paul to the Thessalonians inspires us to cultivate hearts that are full of God’s love. What a great way to enter into the season of Advent!

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Advent

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Daily Mass: Forgiveness as a way of life. Catholic Inspiration

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Forgiveness is one of those commandments of Jesus that can sound lovely until we have to put it into practice…again and again. And yet forgiveness is the crucial key that unlocks our hard hearts and allows God’s grace and mercy to enter in.

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

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St. Jane Frances de Chantal…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Go and be reconciled. Catholic Inspiration

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One of the toughest commandments of Christ is the directive to forgive and reconcile. Yet this commandment is essential as we follow the Lord with full and open hearts.

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

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Daily Mass: Love your enemies. Catholic Inspiration

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We find in this selection from the Sermon on the Mount one of the hardest teachings of Jesus: to love our enemies. Yet when we do this we cleanse our hearts of hate and fill them with God’s grace, so that we will be prepared to follow Christ in this life and be with Him in the next.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 1st Week of Lent

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