Archive | October, 2016

To Rise Again: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings: 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 Psalm 17:1,5-6,8,15 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5 Luke 20:27-38 With their riddle about seven brothers and a childless widow, the Sadducees in today's Gospel mock the faith for which seven brothers and their mother die in the First Reading. The Maccabean martyrs chose death—tortured limb by limb, burned alive—rather than betray God's

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No Favorites: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18  Psalm 34:2-3,17-19, 23 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18  Luke 18:9-14 Jesus draws a blunt picture in today's Gospel.  The Pharisee's prayer is almost a parody of the thanksgiving psalms (see for example Psalms 30,118). Instead of praising God for His mighty works, the Pharisee congratulates himself for his own deeds, which he presents

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St. Teresa of Avila on False Humility

This post is an excerpt from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila by Anthony Lilles and Dan Burke. I am not surprised at your imperfections as I find many in myself, although I have had much more spare time here than I have enjoyed for a long while, which has been a great comfort; may

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An Introduction: Living the Mystery of Merciful Love

This post is excerpted from Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux by Anthony Lilles and Dan Burke. You have in your hands a thirty-day retreat that can—and will—change your life. We don’t propose that you spend thirty days off in a cave somewhere. That would be contrary to the spirit of

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