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Monday of the 16th Week of the Year

Matt 12:38-42 The Demand for a Sign I read this story being told in a homily that in the early years of Christianity a certain Telemachus, a hermit in the desert. Something told him, a call of God, that he … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 16th Week of the Year

Matt 12:46-50 The True Family of Jesus A pastor of a Born-again Christian group received a call from a church that offered him a salary four times what he was then receiving. Being a devout man, he spent much time … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 16th Week of the Year

Matt 13:1-9 The Parable of the Sower A story is told about three priests who found themselves before St. Peter at the gates of heaven and were asked what they had done in their lifetime. The first one said he … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 16th Week of the Year

Matt 13:10-17 The Purpose of Parables Somebody had said that God gave us two ears but only one mouth. Some people say that’s because he wanted us to spend twice as much time listening as talking. Others claim it’s because … Continue reading

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Friday of the 16th Week of the Year

Matt 13:18-23 Explaining Parable of the Sower The interpretation of the parable of the sower’s seed in today’s gospel is generally regarded by scholars not as words of Jesus but as an interpretation or a kind of sermon by the … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 16th Week of the Year

Matt 13:24-30 The Wheat and the Weed Last 1993, in a survey of Catholics in the United States, 88% believed that if people are generally good, or do enough good things for others during their lives, they will earn a … Continue reading

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