Monthly Archives: March 2011

Monday of the 3rd Week of Lent

Luke 4:24-30 The Rejection at Nazareth I read the following summary of the comments made about the parish priest in a typical parish entitled “A Priest Is Always Wrong.” It runs this way: If he starts the Mass on time, … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Lent

Matt 18:21-35 The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant The famed psychiatrist Dr. Karl Menninger (Today in the Word, March 1989, p. 8) once said that if he could convince the patients in psychiatric hospitals that their sins were forgiven, 75 … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Lent

Matt 5:17-19 Teaching about the Law Jesus in today’s gospel says that: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfil,” (v. 17). But what kind … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 3rd Week of Lent

Luke 11:14-23 Jesus and Beelzebul Thomas Brooks has this to say about Satan. He says: “Satan promises the best but pays with the worst. He promises honor and pays with disgrace. He promises pleasure and pays with pain. He promises … Continue reading

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Friday of the 3rd Week of Lent

Mark 12:28-34 The Greatest Commandment One day after I celebrated the morning Mass, a woman approached me because she wanted my advise. According to her that she committed a grave sin because she violated the third commandment of God which … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 3rd Week of Lent

Luke 18:9-14 The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector An unknown source comes up with an article entitled, “How to be Miserable.” It says: “Think about yourself. Talk about yourself. Use “I” as often as possible. Mirror yourself … Continue reading

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Monday of the 2nd Week of Lent

Luke 6:36-38 Judging Others In a mental hospital, an insistent reporter asked the doctor in-charge how they would know if a person is “normal” already. The doctor said: “We do the bathtub test. That is, we fill the bathtub with … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent

Matt 23:1-12 Denunciation of the Scribes and Pharisees Do our words couple with our practice? In today’s gospel Jesus rebukes the scribes and Pharisees for their showy practices. By any means they want to be good models of observant Jews. … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Lent

Jer 18:18-20; Matt 20:17-28 The Request of James and John Famed psychiatrist, Dr. Karl Menninger once gave a lecture on mental health, after which someone from the audience asked him what he would suggest that a person do in the … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 2nd Week of Lent

Luke 16:19-31 The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus I read this story of a businessman in Midwest, USA, who had anonymously given away more than $600 million to universities, medical centers, charitable institutions and other beneficiaries for more … Continue reading

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Friday of the 2nd Week of Lent

Matt 21:33-43, 45-46 The Parable of the Tenants Somebody sent me this text message about some TV commercials and use them, in some way, to communicate ideas about God. Here they are: God is like Bayer Aspirin – He works … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 2nd Week of Lent

Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 The Parable of the Lost Son Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC no. 1866) said that there are some sins which are called “capital” based on what St. John Cassian and St. Gregory had said because they … Continue reading

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