Tag Archives: Spiritual Battle

Daily Mass: Sound advice for spiritual battle. Catholic Inspiration

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We take a break from the Acts of the Apostles and read from First Letter of Peter on this feast of St. Mark. What we find is some sound practical advice to help us in our spiritual battle.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Mark, Evangelist

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St. Mark, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Judas, at night. Catholic Inspiration

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John’s Gospel reveals the moment when Judas gave in to Satan’s temptation in the darkness of night. Enlighted by this passage, we recognize that we face a daily spiritual battle with evil that requires our vigilance and trust in the Lord.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of Holy Week

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Daily Mass: We embrace the spirit of life in Christ Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul teaches that if Christ dwells in us, then the one who raised Christ from the dead will raise us up as well.

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

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St. John of Capistrano…pray for us!


Daily Mass: Christ delivers us! Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul addresses the ongoing challenge of temptation we all face with the hope we have in Christ. It’s a spiritual battle, but one that we face everyday with the grace and strength of God.

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

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St. Pope John Paul II…pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 25th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes that surface in the readings for the 25th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Wisdom 2:12,17-20

  • The wicked seek to beset the just one, who reproaches them for their transgressions.
  • The wicked will put the just one to the test with revilement and torture.

Psalm – 54:3-8

  • “The Lord upholds my life.”
  • The Psalmist calls upon God for help in times of great distress.

2nd Reading – James 3:16-4:3

  • Wisdom and righteousness come from what is pure and peaceful.
  • Wars and conflicts come from the passions within us.

Gospel Mark 9:30-37

  • Jesus relates his upcoming death and resurrection to the disciples, and they do not understand it.
  • The disciples were arguing on the journey who was the greatest; Jesus teaches that the greatest are those who humbly serve others.

Mass Readings – 25th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Put on the armor of God. Catholic Inspiration

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The Letter to the Ephesians invites us to take on the battles of life with help from Heaven as we arm ourselves with the protection of God’s grace.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 30th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: The spiritual battle within Judas. Catholic Inspiration

We see the spiritual battle within Judas as he prepares to betray the Lord, yet we recall that there is a fight for good and evil within our own hearts as well. May we acknowledge this struggle and steadfastly turn to Christ – our friend and ally – to win the war.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of Holy Week

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Daily Mass: God gives us strength for the spiritual battle. Catholic Inspiration

St. Paul reminds the people of Rome that our spiritual battles are fought with the Lord by our side, and nothing can overcome God’s strength. May the Lord’s grace encourage us to face the challenges before us this day!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 30th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Remaining vigilant in the spiritual battle. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord reminds us to be vigilant in our daily temptation to sin, revealing that it is through our disciplined efforts that we engage our spiritual battle with the strength of Jesus.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 27th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Protection from the wolves. Catholic Inspiration

Both St. Paul and Jesus speak of the challenges all disciples face from the wolves that seek to tear us out of God’s hand.  Knowing that we will face our own spiritual battles, may we fearlessly call upon the Lord for the grace we need to respond with the gift of faith.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 7th Week of Easter

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