Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

WHEN THE MAJORITY DOESN'T RULE - One Bread, One Body, Jun 21, 2014

St. Aloysius Gonzaga
2 Chronicles 24:17-25 | Psalm 89:4-5, 29-34 | Matthew 6:24-34

"Though the Aramean force came with few men, the Lord surrendered a very large force into their power, because Judah had abandoned the Lord." —2 Chronicles 24:24

How did a few atheists and secular humanists stop prayer in the public schools despite the fact that the great majority of Americans wanted prayer in the schools? How did a few anti-life people get control of the Supreme Court, mass media, ... More

Friday, June 20, 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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TREASURY BONDS - One Bread, One Body, Jun 20, 2014

2 Kings 11:1-4, 9-18, 20 | Psalm 132:11-14, 17-18 | Matthew 6:19-23

"Make it your practice instead to store up heavenly treasure, which neither moths nor rust corrode nor thieves break in and steal." —Matthew 6:20

Athaliah, the wicked queen of Israel, stored up earthly treasure. She built up her treasury by killing off the whole royal family (2 Kgs 11:1). However, wealth gained out of wickedness is like a flash flood: it rises quickly, flourishes for a ... More

Thursday, June 19, 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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PRAYER-POWER - One Bread, One Body, Jun 19, 2014

St. Romuald
Sirach 48:1-14 | Psalm 97:1-7 | Matthew 6:7-15

"This is how you are to pray: 'Our Father in heaven...' " —Matthew 6:9

Elijah's "words were as a flaming furnace" (Sir 48:1). "By God's word he shut up the heavens and three times brought down fire" (Sir 48:3). He "brought a dead man back to life" (Sir 48:5) and "sent kings down to destruction" (Sir 48:6). Elijah ... More

Wednesday, June 18, 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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STAYING POWER - One Bread, One Body, Jun 18, 2014

2 Kings 2:1, 6-14 | Psalm 31:20-21, 24 | Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

"You have asked for something that is not easy." —2 Kings 2:10

Elijah was about to be taken up to God. Elisha, his successor, asked Elijah: "May I receive a double portion of your spirit?" (2 Kgs 2:9). Elijah told him that he had "asked for something that is not easy" (2 Kgs 2:10). However, Elisha did ... More

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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LORD, HAVE MERCY - One Bread, One Body, Jun 17, 2014

1 Kings 21:17-29 | Psalm 51:3-6, 11, 16 | Matthew 5:43-48

"Then the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, 'Have you seen that Ahab has humbled himself before Me?' " —1 Kings 21:28-29

The Lord is so merciful that, when we even begin to repent, He pours out His merciful love. Ahab was the most wicked man that had ever lived up to that time (1 Kgs 21:25). He had murdered Naboth just for a garden site. He would fit in well with ... More

Monday, June 16, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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"CONQUER EVIL WITH GOOD" (Rm 12:21) - One Bread, One Body, Jun 16, 2014

1 Kings 21:1-16 | Psalm 5:2-7 | Matthew 5:38-42

"Do not resist one who is evil." —Matthew 5:39, RSV-CE

We disciples of Jesus no longer want to get even with our enemies and persecutors. Instead, our battle is against the kingdom of evil (Eph 6:12) and our goal is to reclaim souls stolen from the Lord and restore them to His kingdom. Our aim is to ... More

Sunday, June 15, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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THE MYSTERY AND GLORY OF TRINITARIAN LOVE - One Bread, One Body, Jun 15, 2014

Trinity Sunday
Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9 | 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 | Daniel 3:52-56 | John 3:16-18

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all!" —2 Corinthians 13:13

The Trinity is the heart of divine revelation and of the Christian faith. The Church teaches: "The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in Himself. It is therefore the ... More

Saturday, June 14, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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MOUTH GUARD - One Bread, One Body, Jun 14, 2014

1 Kings 19:19-21 | Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-10 | Matthew 5:33-37

"Say, 'Yes' when you mean 'Yes' and 'No' when you mean 'No.' Anything beyond that is from the evil one." —Matthew 5:37

I work in a large office and can't help but overhear many conversations daily. I must hear the following phrases at least ten times every business day: "To be honest with you...", "Honestly...", "To be perfectly honest...". Each time I hear ... More

Friday, June 13, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE - One Bread, One Body, Jun 13, 2014

St. Anthony of Padua
1 Kings 19:9, 11-16 | Psalm 27:7-9, 13-14 | Matthew 5:27-32

"Anyone who looks lustfully at a woman has already committed adultery with her in his thoughts." —Matthew 5:28

We who live in the "culture of death" are caught in a raging war for control of our senses. We are continually bombarded with sexual sensationalism. This is a serious problem, because we need to avoid sexual fantasies so as to avoid the ... More

Thursday, June 12, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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SOMETHING FOR NOTHING - One Bread, One Body, Jun 12, 2014

1 Kings 18:41-46 | Psalm 65:10-13 | Matthew 5:20-26

"Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, crouched down to the earth, and put his head between his knees." —1 Kings 18:42

Elijah prophesied that three-and-a-half years of drought would soon end, although there was not a cloud in the sky (1 Kgs 18:41). He told his servant seven times to look for a cloud. "Seven" probably refers to an indefinite number of times. Time ... More

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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