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2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C
This Sunday's Gospel tells of the miracle of the wedding feast at Cana. Mary noticed that the hosts were running out of wine, and she tells Jesus. On July 6 2015, Pope Francis gave a homily on the wedding feast at a Mass for families at Guayaquil, Ecuador. ...
2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C
2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C
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Baptism of the Lord, Year C
Today is the feast of the Baptism of the Lord today, and the last day of the Christmas season. This feast is marked with the Father speaking his love for his own beloved Son at his baptism by St. John the Baptist in the Jordan River. Originally part of the ...
Baptism of the Lord, Year C
Baptism of the Lord, Year C
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Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Year C
Blessed Feast of the Epiphany! On this feast last year, Pope Francis gave a homily at Mass in St. Peter's in Rome. His words are so meaningful, we're posting them all: Three Kings (detail), Chartres Cathedral That child, born in Bethlehem of the Virgin Mary...
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Year C
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Year C
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Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Year C
Blessed Feast of the Epiphany! On this feast last year, Pope Francis gave a homily at Mass in St. Peter's in Rome. His words are so meaningful, we're posting them all: Three Kings (detail), Chartres Cathedral That child, born in Bethlehem of the Virgin Mary...
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Year C
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Year C
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Feast of the Holy Family
The Feast of the Holy Family, which honors Jesus, Mary and Joseph, is relatively recent: it was instituted by Pope Leo XIII in 1893 and it commemorates the Holy Family's life at Nazareth. The holiness of their ordinary lives is held up as a model for all Ch...
Feast of the Holy Family
Feast of the Holy Family
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4th Sunday of Advent, Year C
T he Fourth Sunday of Advent - so close to Christmas! Let us accompany Mary and Joseph in our hearts as they journey to Bethlehem. Let us go forth to greet Christ, as the 12th century Cistercian abbot Guerric of Igny exhorts us: Our King and Savior is comin...
4th Sunday of Advent, Year C
4th Sunday of Advent, Year C
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3rd Sunday of Advent, Year C
This Sunday's gospel continues the theme of St. John the Baptist, the voice crying in the desert: "Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths."  The people wonder if John himself is the Christ, the long-awaited Messiah. St. Augustine comments: Sin...
3rd Sunday of Advent, Year C
3rd Sunday of Advent, Year C
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2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C
Today's Gospel reading is taken from Luke 3:1-6. It tells of St. John the Baptist proclaiming a baptism of repentance  in preparation for the coming of the Messiah. John is the "voice in the wilderness" foretold by Isaiah, the herald who urges us  to prepar...
2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C
2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C
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Solemnity of Christ the King Year B
We wish you every blessing on this feast of Christ the King!  Here is part of Pope Francis's homily from last year: The Gospel teaches what Jesus’ kingdom requires of us : it reminds us that closeness and tenderness are the rule of life for us also, and tha...
Solemnity of Christ the King Year B
Solemnity of Christ the King Year B
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Sixth Week in Ordinary Time, Year A
In today's gospel (Matthew 5:17-37), Jesus has strong words about anger and forgiveness:  Whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment.  St. John Chrysostom, who pulled no punches in his homilies, has these powerful words to say, that sound ...
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