Monthly Archives: August 2012

Monday of the 21st Week of the Year

Matt 23:13-22 Denunciation of the Scribes and Pharisees OR. 2500 Anecdotes for all Occasions (p.52) told this story of a Bishop who was being patronized by a great lord who talked very insolently. “I never go to Church,” boasted the … Continue reading

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The Memorial of the Martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist

READINGS (August 29); Reading 1: 2 Thes 3:6-10, 16-18 We instruct you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to shun any brother who walks in a disorderly way and not according to the tradition they received … Continue reading

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Beheading of John the Baptist

August 29 Mark 6:17-29 Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. St. John bridged or connected the Old and New Testaments. He is the last of the Old Testament prophets who pointed the … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 21st Week of the Year

Matt 25:14-30 The Parable of the Talents OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: Every time I watch a quiz show, I am fascinated by the alertness and intelligence shown by some contestants. Ten seconds after reading the question one can come out with … Continue reading

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Saturday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: 1 Cor 1:26-31 Consider your own calling, brothers and sisters. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. Rather, God chose the foolish of the … Continue reading

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Friday of the 21st Week of the Year

Matt 25:1-13 The Parable of the Ten Virgins OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: A news item in the US relates about how burglars broke into a New York firm which manufacture burglar-proof glass windows. To get in, they smashed a big glass … Continue reading

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Friday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: 1 Cor 1:17-25 Brothers and sisters: Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the Gospel, and not with the wisdom of human eloquence, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied … Continue reading

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