Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

Thursday, July 10, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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BABY STEPS - One Bread, One Body, Jul 10, 2014

Hosea 11:1-4, 8-9 | Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16 | Matthew 10:7-15

"It was I Who taught Ephraim to walk, Who took them in My arms." —Hosea 11:3

When we were baptized, we received a new nature. We became new creations (Gal 6:15) and infants in Christ (1 Cor 3:1). Like all infants, we need to learn how to live. God our Father wants to teach us how to walk (Hos 11:3), eat, feel, think, ... More

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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FEEDER SYSTEM - One Bread, One Body, Jul 9, 2014

St. Augustine Zhao Rong, & Companions
Hosea 10:1-3, 7-8, 12 | Psalm 105:2-7 | Matthew 10:1-7

"The reign of God is at hand!" —Matthew 10:7

In today's Gospel, Jesus chose twelve new men, His apostles (Mt 10:2-4). He commissioned them, and us, to be new Josephs, to be absorbed in distributing the Word of the Lord in times of famine and in times of plenty. The children of the New ... More

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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AN ALL-STAR CAST - One Bread, One Body, Jul 8, 2014

Hosea 8:4-7, 11-13 | Psalm 115:3-10 | Matthew 9:32-38

"Cast away your calf, O Samaria!" —Hosea 8:5

After Solomon's death, Jeroboam seized control of the ten northern tribes of Israel. He knew his subjects would go south to worship in Jerusalem, thus eroding his power base and personal safety (1 Kgs 12:26-27). So Jeroboam sold out in order to ... More

The Gift of Peace - Pope Francis, Shepherd of Truth

"PROFOUNDLY GRATEFUL"
I am profoundly grateful to you for accepting my invitation ... to join in imploring from God the gift of peace. It is my hope that this meeting will be a path to seeking the things that unite , so as to overcome the things that divide. More

Monday, July 7, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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BLOW UP THE DAM! - One Bread, One Body, Jul 7, 2014

Hosea 2:16-18, 21-22 | Psalm 145:2-9 | Matthew 9:18-26

"I will espouse you in right." —Hosea 2:21

I studied forestry in college. My colleagues clearly understood the delicate balance of a natural ecosystem. Artificially altering even part of an ecosystem threatens the health of the whole forest. For example, when a river is dammed, its ... More

Sunday, July 6, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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TOTAL HUMILITY - One Bread, One Body, Jul 6, 2014

14th Sunday Ordinary Time
Zechariah 9:9-10 | Romans 8:9, 11-13 | Psalm 145:1-2, 8-11, 13-14 | Matthew 11:25-30

"Learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble of heart." —Matthew 11:29

Jesus is gentle and humble of heart (compare Zec 9:9). Jesus "humbled Himself, obediently accepting even death, death on a cross!" (Phil 2:8) Jesus humbled Himself and washed the feet of the apostles. Then He commanded: "What I just did was to ... More

Saturday, July 5, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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HOPE FOR THE REPENTANT - One Bread, One Body, Jul 5, 2014

St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria
Amos 9:11-15 | Psalm 85:9-14 | Matthew 9:14-17

"I will bring about the restoration of My people." —Amos 9:14

After more than eight chapters of blistering condemnations, the book of Amos concludes with a prophecy of hope. The ruins will be raised up (Am 9:11). The people of God will be rebuilt (Am 9:11). A defeated people will conquer once again ... More

Friday, July 4, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

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VIVE LA DIFFERENCE! - One Bread, One Body, Jul 4, 2014

St. Elizabeth of Portugal
Amos 8:4-6, 9-12 | Psalm 119:2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131 | Matthew 9:9-13

"When will the new moon be over?" —Amos 8:5

Like worshippers in Amos' time, many of today's worshippers think: "When will church be over? Then I can:

  • watch the ball games,
  • go see a movie,
  • tell my neighbor how much I dislike my priest's homilies,
  • get ... More

Thursday, July 3, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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CONVERTING THE STRONG AND INTELLIGENT - One Bread, One Body, Jul 3, 2014

St. Thomas
Ephesians 2:19-22 | Psalm 117:1-2 | John 20:24-29

"You became a believer." —John 20:29

The conversion of Thomas may have been one of Jesus' greatest miracles — not because Thomas was so weak but because he was so strong. Weak people are almost forced to conclude that they need help — even God's help, while strong people are ... More

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

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"BAD TO THE BONE" - One Bread, One Body, Jul 2, 2014

Amos 5:14-15, 21-24 | Psalm 50:7-13, 16-17 | Matthew 8:28-34

"Hate evil and love good, and let justice prevail." —Amos 5:15

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil" (Is 5:20). The Lord wants us to "hate evil," not rename it by a more acceptable name (Am 5:15). Our culture of death specializes in "spin" control, using smooth words to rename actions blatantly ... More

The Gift of Fortitude - Pope Francis, Shepherd of Truth

"A SPECIAL GIFT"
The Lord ... always comes to sustain us in our weakness and He does this by a special gift: the gift of fortitude. More
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