Christ the King in Ordinary Time Year A 2017

In our Catholic Church, is Jesus really king? How does society understand kingship? Today we celebrate the solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, our King. Jesus, my dear friends, came not to be served but to serve. Many years ago, an American soldier on a bus in Sweden, told the

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 2017

Matthew 25:14-30 What are your talents and gifts? How do you identify them and how do you use them? One day the son of Beethoven, close friend die. Beethoven rushed over to his friend’s home to express his profound grief. He had no words to offer, but for the next

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 2017

Before we get to the parable, we would do well to remind ourselves of the context. In response to the disciples’ request to know what sign would signal our Lord’s coming and the end of the age (Matthew 24:3), Jesus spoke to them about the last days. He made it

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 2017

Readings Malachi 1:14; 2:2:8-10 Matthew 23:1-12 To hear today’s reading, especially to the Prophet Malachi and to Jesus who talks about leadership, about those who are in positions of leadership in the Catholic Church, is a big challenge for each of one of us especially for me, now that I

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 2017

Saint Peter the Apostle Inglewood Mark Twain said: “it is not what I don’t understand about the Bible that bothers me, but what I do understand”. This is so true if we can apply today’s reading in our own life; the greatest commandment is to love our God with all

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