Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

ALIVE IN THE SPIRIT? - One Bread, One Body, Aug 22, 2014

Queenship of Mary
Ezekiel 37:1-14 | Psalm 107:2-9 | Matthew 22:34-40

"You shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and have you rise from them, O my people! I will put my Spirit in you that you may live." —Ezekiel 37:13-14

The Lord made Ezekiel walk in every direction through a plain of dry bones (Ez 37:1-2). Then He asked Ezekiel if these bones could come to life (Ez 37:3). Ezekiel was not certain that they could, but after he obeyed the Lord's command to ... More

Thursday, August 21, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

CLOTHES LINES - One Bread, One Body, Aug 21, 2014

Pope St. Pius X
Ezekiel 36:23-28 | Psalm 51:12-15, 18-19 | Matthew 22:1-14

"How is it you came in here not properly dressed?" —Matthew 22:12

Are you properly dressed for the wedding feast of heaven? We must clothe ourselves with Christ (Gal 3:27). We must "put on a new man, one who grows in knowledge as he is formed anew in the image of his Creator" (Col 3:10). We are to "put on the ... More

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

MERCY QUIZ - One Bread, One Body, Aug 20, 2014

St. Bernard
Ezekiel 34:1-11 | Psalm 23:1-6 | Matthew 20:1-16

"When the first group appeared they supposed they would get more." —Matthew 20:10

In the parable of the workers in the vineyard, the Master pays the last group first (Mt 20:8). His purpose in paying them first, as it is so often, is to teach the earliest group, His long-time disciples, more about His mercy. Their responses ... More

World Mission Day - Pope Francis, Shepherd of Truth

MISSIONARY BY NATURE
... The Church is missionary by her very nature: she was born “to go forth.” More

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

DANGER ZONE - One Bread, One Body, Aug 19, 2014

St. John Eudes
Ezekiel 28:1-10 | Deuteronomy 32:26-28, 30, 35-36 | Matthew 19:23-30

"Everyone who has given up home, brothers or sisters, father or mother, wife or children or property for My sake will receive many times as much and inherit everlasting life." —Matthew 19:29

It is difficult for a rich person to enter into God's kingdom (Mt 19:23). Jesus proclaimed: "I repeat what I said: it is easier for a camel to pass through a needle's eye than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" (Mt 19:24). In effect, it ... More

Monday, August 18, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

ALL-WAYS - One Bread, One Body, Aug 18, 2014

Ezekiel 24:15-24 | Deuteronomy 32:18-21 | Matthew 19:16-22

"What do I need to do further?" —Matthew 19:20

The essence of the Christian life is total abandonment to God's will. The first and greatest commandment is to love God with all our hearts, all our souls, all our strength, and all our minds (Lk 10:27).

For each person, a certain act is the ... More

Ten Commandments of Intercession

Intercession may be the ultimate ministry in God's plan of salvation. Jesus forever lives to make intercession for us (Heb 7:25). He lived a simple life in Nazareth for thirty years and had a public ministry for three years. And now He has been interceding for us for almost two thousand years. That may tell us something of the inestimable importance of intercession.

How to Read the Bible

Have you told yourself a thousand times you were going to read the Bible? Do you fall asleep when you try? Are your bewildered by the Bible, feel lost, and confused? Have you stuffed yourself with the things of the world and become spiritually anorexic so as to have little appetite for the Bible? Then this is the pamphlet for you.

Sunday, August 17, 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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WHAT IS JESUS TEACHING US TODAY? - One Bread, One Body, Aug 17, 2014

20th Sunday Ordinary Time
Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 | Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 | Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8 | Matthew 15:21-28

Jesus "withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon." —Matthew 15:21

Let's look at today's Gospel passage of a "politically incorrect" interaction from the viewpoint of discipleship. Jesus took his disciples into Tyre and Sidon, a pagan, Gentile stronghold. Jesus wanted to retreat far away from Jewish territory ... More

Saturday, August 16, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

YOUNG-STIR - One Bread, One Body, Aug 16, 2014

St. Stephen of Hungary
Ezekiel 18:1-10, 13, 30-32 | Psalm 51:12-15, 18-19 | Matthew 19:13-15

"Jesus said, 'Let the children come to Me. Do not hinder them. The kingdom of God belongs to such as these.' " —Matthew 19:14

Do we hinder children from coming to Jesus? When we "celebrate" Mass in a listless way, our youth turn to rock concerts rather than to the Lord for excitement. When we compromise the Gospel with fund-raising, drinking, and gambling, our young ... More

Friday, August 15, 2014 Vigil Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 06:00
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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Friday, August 15, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

JESUS IS GOD - One Bread, One Body, Aug 15, 2014

Assumption
Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10 | 1 Corinthians 15:20-27 | Psalm 45:10-12, 16 | Luke 1:39-56

"They are borne in with gladness and joy; they enter the palace of the king." —Psalm 45:16

Mary was assumed into heaven because she was immaculately conceived. She was immaculately conceived because she was the mother of God. Thus, Mary's special graces indicate that Jesus, her Son, is God. In other words, this feast day, as well as ... More

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