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The First Sunday of Lent: Deluges and Deserts, Sin and Salvation INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - February 22, 2015 Detail from "Temptation of Christ" (1872) by Vasily Surikov (WikiArt.org) A Scriptural Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, February 22, 2015, the First Sunday of Lent Carl E. Olson Readings : Gn 9:8-15 Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 1 Pt 3:18-22 Mk 1:12-15 Lent is a season of challenges and extremes, a dramatic confluence of opposites. As evidence, I offer Exhibit A: today's readings, which contain stories about deluges and ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/02/the-first-sunday-of-lent-deluges-and-deserts-sin-and-salvation.html

A Life or Death Decision THOUGHTS ALONG THE JOURNEY - February 19, 2015 ... some good excuses! The Oremus study instructed us to reflect on the passage that most spoke to us (from the previous days' readings). It was Ash Wednesday, so a busy day for me. And...I just didn't get to it. :o) For the next several days' reflections, I will choose one of the daily Mass readings. We have a reading from the Old Testament (usually--sometimes a New Testament reading), a Psalm, and a reading from one of the Gospels every day. Today's Old ...http://journeythoughts.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-life-or-death-decision.html

Be Made Clean of Your Leprosy (Sunday Homily) BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES - February 15, 2015 The emphasis on skin diseases in the readings might seem a little odd. But let's look at it. Why would this even be in the Scriptures? Let's recall that the Book of Leviticus is part of the Covenant that God made with his people at Mount Sinai. At a website called " The Sacred Page ," I read a good article by Dr. John Bergsma, who teaches Scripture at Franciscan University in Steubenville. As Dr. Bergsma explains it, Leviticus "was a complex system of symbolism aimed ...http://frmartinfox.blogspot.com/2015/02/be-made-clean-of-your-leprosy-sunday.html

Of Snow and a Free Printable 2015 Daily Plannet for Lent TRAINING HAPPY HEARTS - February 15, 2015 ... heavier snow that the plows left at the end of our driveway. It was good, old-fashioned exercise which, to be honest, I relished. A crisp day... Bird song.... It was peaceful in a way. Outside, that is. Coming in brought this: It seems that while I was outside shoveling my monkeys had learned to literally climb the walls - or door frames as the case may have been. Oh my! Luckily, the children practiced their new feat without cracking any heads, which I am especially grateful for since, when I ...http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2015/02/of-snow-and-free-printable-2015-daily.html

Homily for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 15, 2015, Year B BIG C CATHOLICS - February 14, 2015 Fr. René J. Butler, M.S. Director, La Salette Shrine Enfield, NH Christ heals a leper (Click here for today's readings) It's flu season. In many parishes the distribution of Communion under both species is discontinued until further notice, and people are encouraged to offer the Sign of Peace with a nod rather than a handshake. If you have the flu, you are expected to stay home ratherhttp://www.bigccatholics.com/2015/02/homily-for-sixth-sunday-in-ordinary.html

February 15 Homily Prep: Don't Tell Anybody, but We Need Healed! THE MATADOR WORD - February 13, 2015 -Last Sunday's homily is available by email request -This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at www.usccb.org/readings -check out this weeks LinC letter www.parishlincletter.blogspot.com -I will be celebrating mass this weekend at 4:00pm on Saturday and 12:30pm on Sunday Don't Tell Anybody, but We Need Healed! The title of this homily is obviously an attempt at a play on words regarding the gospel text. Jesus in Mark's gospel has this dueling banjos messaging: He is the ...http://thematadorword.blogspot.com/2015/02/february-15-homily-prep-dont-tell.html

Cardinal Robert Sarah Presents the Homiletic Directory VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - February 10, 2015 ... During the same Synod, it was also requested that in the homily "the great themes of the faith and the life of the Church should resound throughout the year", in order to "help demonstrate the nexus connecting the message of the biblical readings with the doctrine of the faith as expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church". He added, "on the basis of these expectations, Benedict XVI in the exhortation Sacramentum caritatis … encouraged reflection on the matter". ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/02/cardinal-robert-sarah-presents.html

ASK FATHER: How Can I Gain a Plenary Indulgence As Fast As I Can? FR. Z'S BLOG - February 9, 2015 ... rites and Viaticum last Monday. How can I gain a plenary indulgence for him as fast as I can? First, my condolences, I am sure that all the readers here will now stop and say a prayer for him: Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Second, I am pleased that you would think to obtain an indulgence for him. All of us should be aware of indulgences and seek to ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/6d5y74urk5o/

Feb 02 – Homily – Fr Joachim: They Prayed AIRMARIA.COM - February 2, 2015 ... temple of our bodies. Ave Maria! Mass: Presentation of the Lord – Feast – Form: OF Readings: 1st: mal 3:1-4 Resp: psa 24:7, 8, 9, 10 2nd: heb 2:14-18 Gsp: luk 2:22-40 Audio (MP3) ...http://airmaria.com/2015/02/02/feb-02-homily-fr-joachim-they-prayed/

Homily for February 1 A CONCORD PASTOR COMMENTS - February 1, 2015 http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/2015/02/homily-for-february-1.html

The Baptism of Jesus Christ: Cosmic Blessing and Invitation to Divine Life INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - January 10, 2015 "The Baptism of Christ" (c. 1305) by Giotta [WikiArt.org] A Scriptural Reflection on the Readings for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, January 11, 2015 Carl E. Olson Readings: Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or Is 55:1-11
 Ps 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10 or Ps 104:1b-2, 3-4, 24-25, 27-28, 29-30
 Acts 10:34-38 or 1 Jn 5:1-9 Mk 1:7-11 Why be a Catholic? Why bother? Is it about being a good person? Or fitting into a family, a culture, or a particular group of people? What ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/01/the-baptism-of-jesus-christ-cosmic-blessing-and-invitation-to-divine-life.html

Jan 11 Homily Prep -Bapt of the Lord THE MATADOR WORD - January 9, 2015 -Last Sunday's homily is available By email -This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at Sunday readings -check out this weeks LinC letter at LinC Letter -I will be celebrating mass this weekend at 4:00 Sat, 9:30am and 6:00pm Sunday Bluetooth Discoverability to Network Connectivity Our God, through the Incarnation, has become discoverable to the Bluetooth ( longing for love and happiness) of all human beings - all nations. That was last week's Christmas message. This fifth ...http://thematadorword.blogspot.com/2015/01/jan-11-homily-prep-bapt-of-lord.html

A Reflection on "Liturgy of the Word" DAD29 - January 7, 2015 ... enhanced by a gargantuan lectionary with often lengthy readings frequently detached from the other prayers and antiphons of the Mass, there arises the impression of a text that is free-floating and self-justifying, the reading and preaching of which can become the pastorally central arena, throwing the sacramental essence of the Mass into shadow. How often have we experienced the Liturgy of the Word ballooning to an overwhelming size, losing all proportion with the pulsing ...http://dad29.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-reflection-on-liturgy-of-word.html

The Silence of the Canon Speaks More Loudly Than Words NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - January 5, 2015 ... but have never internalized—and Jesus comes to us in person in the Real Presence and is internalized in the most radical way when we are permitted a share in His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. When the "Liturgy of the Word" is vouchsafed a distinct existence as one of the two parts of the Mass, and particularly when this distinctiveness is enhanced by a gargantuan lectionary with often lengthy readings frequently detached from the other prayers and antiphons of the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/KHf97NHAH4g/the-silence-of-canon-speaks-more-loudly.html

'We . . . Have Come to Pay Him Homage.' the Epiphany of the Lord. ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC WOMEN BLOGGERS - January 3, 2015 The Adoration of the Magi , Velázquez, 1619 Museo del Prado, Madrid [ Web Gallery of Art ] Readings for the Solemnity of the Epiphany Readings (New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) The readings above are used both at the Vigil Mass and at the Mass during the Day. Each Mass has its own set ...http://associationofcatholicwomenbloggers.blogspot.com/2015/01/we-have-come-to-pay-him-homage-epiphany.html

Mary, True Seat of Wisdom and True Mother of the King, Presents the Redeemer of All Peoples INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - January 3, 2015 "St. Juvenal Triptych" (1422) by Masaccio [WikiArt.org] A Scriptural Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, January 4, 2015, The Epiphany of the Lord Carl E. Olson Readings: • Isa 60:1-6 • Psa 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 • Eph 3:2-3A, 5-6 • Mt 2:1-12 Pope Paul VI, in the Apostolic Exhortation, "Marialis Cultus" (Feb. 1974), emphasized that the "Christmas season is a prolonged commemoration of the divine, virginal and salvific motherhood ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/01/mary-true-seat-of-wisdom-and-true-mother-of-the-king-presents-the-redeemer-of-all-peoples.html

What Does It Look Like When We Participate In Christ's Glory through ... MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - December 29, 2014 ... life, our entire being will be transformed: we will become trees of life and be increasingly able to produce the fruit of the Spirit : we will love with the very Love that is our God…This process is the drama of divinisation in which the mystery of the lived liturgy is brought to completion in each Christian'. So do we really shine with light? I have never seen anyone shining like Christ as portrayed in these examples of the Transfiguration. If what Corbon says is true, one might at ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/12/what-does-it-look-like-when-we.html

The Holy Family Points the Human Family to the Heavenly Family INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - December 28, 2014 "Rest on the Flight into Egypt" (1597) by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio A Scriptural Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, December 28, 2014 Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Carl E. Olson Readings: • Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 or Gen 15:1-6; 21:1-3 • Psa 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 or Psa 105:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 • Col 3:12-21 or Heb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19 • Lk 2:22-40 The family today, in so many ways, is under scrutiny and even ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2014/12/the-holy-family-points-the-human-family-to-the-heavenly-family.html

Day by Day for the Holy Souls in Purgatory: 365 Reflections THIS THAT AND THE OTHER THING - December 28, 2014 ... via the Mega Advent Giveaway. No review was required. Grade: ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/ngaR/~3/CTv8yv0EDnc/day-by-day-for-holy-souls-in-purgatory.html

Homily: A Wondrous Life BUKAS PALAD - December 27, 2014 Year B / Feast of the Holy Family Readings: Genesis 15.1-6, 21.1-3 / Responsorial Psalm 104.1-6, 8-9 (R/v 7a, 8a) / Hebrews 11.8, 11-12, 17-19/ Luke 2.22-40 It's a Wonderful Life is my favourite Christmas film. It's a story about George Bailey. He gives up his dreams to help others own affordable housing. His plans are sabotaged by an enemy; his housing project faces bankruptcy and he faces imprisonment. In desperation, George attempts suicide. But his guardian angel, ...http://bukas-palad.blogspot.com/2014/12/homily.html

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