Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

Wednesday, October 8, 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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"TEACH US TO PRAY" (Lk 11:1) - One Bread, One Body, Oct 8, 2014

Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14 | Psalm 117:1-2 | Luke 11:1-4

"When you pray, say: 'Father...' " —Luke 11:2

(Editor's note: This is a reprint of a teaching written a few days before Fr. Al Lauer died in October of 2002.)

This morning I attended Mass in the bedroom of Father Al Lauer, the founder and long-time author of One Bread, One Body. ... More

My People, Vol. 27, Issue 10

Share The Gospel With Joy
Human Dignity Must Be Protected
Labor Day Statement Focuses On Youth
Nuns Return Home
Prison To Praise: Freedom
Tourism Linked With Development
"Peace Is The Future"
"Intricate Puzzle"
Light to the Nations
Edge To Edge
Pray The News

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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PRAYER: THE FIRST, NOT THE LAST, RESORT - One Bread, One Body, Oct 7, 2014

Our Lady of the Rosary
Galatians 1:13-24 | Psalm 139:1-3, 13-15 | Luke 10:38-42

"Mary has chosen the good portion, and she shall not be deprived of it." —Luke 10:42, our transl.

Every Martha needs to have been and continue to be a Mary. We need to work for the Lord with all our heart, but we need to pray first. Before we work, doesn't it make sense to listen to the One Whose love motivates us to work? (see Lk 10:39; 2 ... More

Monday, October 6, 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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GOOD NEIGHBORS ARE MERCIFUL - One Bread, One Body, Oct 6, 2014

St. Bruno, Bl. Marie-Rose Durocher
Galatians 1:6-12 | Psalm 111:1-2, 7-10 | Luke 10:25-37

" 'Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the man who fell in with the robbers?' The answer came, 'The one who treated him with mercy.' " —Luke 10:36-37, our transl.

A lawyer of the Mosaic law questioned Jesus: "Teacher, what must I do to inherit everlasting life?" (Lk 10:25) Jesus referred the lawyer to the law (Lk 10:26). Then the lawyer asked Jesus for an interpretation of the law concerning the meaning ... More

Sunday, October 5, 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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GRAPES OF WRATH? - One Bread, One Body, Oct 5, 2014

27th Sunday Ordinary Time
Isaiah 5:1-7 | Philippians 4:6-9 | Psalm 80:9, 12-16, 19-20 | Matthew 21:33-43

"We will no more withdraw from You; give us new life." —Psalm 80:19

The owner of the vineyard gave the tenant farmers several opportunities to give him his share of the grapes (Mt 21:34ff). Likewise, the Lord has given us several opportunities to die to ourselves and bear fruit for Him (see Jn 12:24).

The ... More

Saturday, October 4, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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MY WORD! - One Bread, One Body, Oct 4, 2014

St. Francis of Assisi
Job 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17 | Psalm 119:66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130 | Luke 10:17-24

"It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes." —Psalm 119:71

Psalm 119 expresses the normal, though not typical, attitude of a Christian toward the Word of God. This attitude is so zealous (Ps 119:139) that it takes 176 verses to extol every aspect of God's Word. How does a Christian come to love God's ... More

Friday, October 3, 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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SEE-SICK - One Bread, One Body, Oct 3, 2014

Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5 | Psalm 139:1-3, 7-10, 13-14 | Luke 10:13-16

"My journeys and my rest You scrutinize, with all my ways You are familiar." —Psalm 139:3

Job had a rough journey, being tossed about emotionally and spiritually, because he couldn't "see" God's love and provision in the midst of his trials (see Eph 4:14). When his "Captain" called "Attention!" (see Jb 38:16ff), Job realized the ... More

Thursday, October 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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MY GUARDIAN DEAR - One Bread, One Body, Oct 2, 2014

Guardian Angels
Exodus 23:20-23 | Psalm 91:1-6, 10-11 | Matthew 18:1-5, 10

"For to His angels He has given command about you, that they guard you in all your ways." —Psalm 91:11

Angels are powerful creatures. On resurrection morning, a solitary angel overwhelmed the Roman guards placed around the tomb of Jesus (Mt 28:2). Twelve legions of angels would have utterly overpowered the Roman soldiers sent to arrest Jesus (Mt ... More

Wednesday, October 1, 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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BE AND MAKE DISCIPLES (Mt 28:19) - One Bread, One Body, Oct 1, 2014

St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Job 9:1-12, 14-16 | Psalm 88:10-15 | Luke 9:57-62

"Someone said to Him, 'I will be Your follower wherever You go.' " —Luke 9:57

When someone volunteered to be Jesus' disciple, Jesus immediately told him not to expect a roof over his head (Lk 9:58). Jesus clearly expects His disciples to love unconditionally and to expect nothing but the cross (see Lk 9:23).

Jesus ... More

Tuesday, September 30, 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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THE "SLEEP BOOK" - One Bread, One Body, Sep 30, 2014

St. Jerome
Job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23 | Psalm 88:2-8 | Luke 9:51-56

"For then I should have lain down and been tranquil; had I slept, I should then have been at rest." —Job 3:13

Jesus wants to be Lord of our sleep. He plans to use our sleep both to advance His kingdom and to bless us with sufficient rest. Satan also has plans for our sleep, since it occupies nearly one-third of our lives. In addition to the sleep we ... More

Monday, September 29, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 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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