Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

Saturday, August 9, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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"HOW LONG, O LORD?" (Ps 13:2) - One Bread, One Body, Aug 9, 2014

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Habakkuk 1:12—2:4 | Psalm 9:8-13 | Matthew 17:14-20

It "will not disappoint." —Habakkuk 2:3

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick" (Prv 13:12). It is so difficult to sometimes have to wait so long for God's plan to unfold. Did you ever feel that you might die before the situation improves? Yet "the Lord does not delay in keeping His ... More

Friday, August 8, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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PEACE TALKS - One Bread, One Body, Aug 8, 2014

St. Dominic
Nahum 2:1, 3; 3:1-3, 6-7 | Deuteronomy 32:35-36, 39, 41 | Matthew 16:24-28

"See, upon the mountains there advances the Bearer of good news, announcing peace!" —Nahum 2:1

Nahum prophesied that the Messiah would be "the Bearer of good news, announcing peace." He would completely destroy the enemy (Na 2:1), cast filth upon it, disgrace it, and put it to shame (Na 3:6).

Jesus was the Fulfillment of Nahum's ... More

Thursday, August 7, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST - One Bread, One Body, Aug 7, 2014

Pope St. Sixtus II, & Companions, St. Cajetan
Jeremiah 31:31-34 | Psalm 51:12-15, 18-19 | Matthew 16:13-23

"You are not judging by God's standards but by man's." —Matthew 16:23

Jesus founded His Church in the shadows of Caesarea Philippi, a city named after and built by the Roman emperor (Mt 16:13). In contrast, Jesus' Church had no land or buildings. It was just a few common people.

Jesus founded His Church on ... More

My People, Vol. 27, Issue 8

Religious Persecution Is Alarming
"Blossoms Of Prayers" Offered For Migrants
Migrants Face Critical Issues
Solidarity Is A Duty
Prison To Praise: Saved From Pornography
Author Urges Change
Light to the Nations
Edge To Edge
Pray The News

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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HARD OF HEARING? - One Bread, One Body, Aug 6, 2014

Transfiguration
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 | 2 Peter 1:16-19 | Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 9 | Matthew 17:1-9

"We ourselves heard this said from heaven while we were in His company on the holy mountain." —2 Peter 1:18

The Transfiguration of Jesus was a prelude to an even more important event: the Father's command to listen to Jesus (Mt 17:5). We need the Father's command to listen to Jesus because of our natural aversion to what Jesus is talking about — the ... More

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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LOOKING TO OBEY - One Bread, One Body, Aug 5, 2014

Dedication of St. Mary Major
Jeremiah 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22 | Psalm 102:16-21, 29, 22-23 | Matthew 15:1-2, 10-14

"Incurable is your wound, grievous your bruise; there is none to plead your cause, no remedy for your running sore, no healing for you." —Jeremiah 30:12-13

Jeremiah considered the condition of God's people incurable. However, the Lord revealed that this impossible condition would be reversed. The Lord promised: "From them will resound songs of praise, the laughter of happy men. I will make them not ... More

Monday, August 4, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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FALSE CONFIDENCE - One Bread, One Body, Aug 4, 2014

St. John Mary Vianney
Jeremiah 28:1-17 | Psalm 119:29, 43, 79-80, 95, 102 | Matthew 14:22-36

"You have raised false confidence in this people." —Jeremiah 28:15

History is filled with examples of false confidence resulting in disaster. For example, George Washington led his troops in crossing the Delaware River on Christmas to defeat the drunken Hessian troops during the Revolutionary War. Once the ... More

Sunday, August 3, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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CLOSING THE DEAL - One Bread, One Body, Aug 3, 2014

18th Sunday Ordinary Time
Isaiah 55:1-3 | Romans 8:35, 37-39 | Psalm 145:8-9, 15-18 | Matthew 14:13-21

"Give them something to eat yourselves." —Matthew 14:16

Jesus has placed His disciples in a fantastic position. On one side there is the human race, which continually grows hungry and has a daily need for food. On the other side is the Lord, Who has a continual desire to feed, nourish, and even ... More

Saturday, August 2, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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SIN-SICK? - One Bread, One Body, Aug 2, 2014

St. Eusebius of Vercelli, St. Peter Julian Eymard
Jeremiah 26:11-16, 24 | Psalm 69:15-16, 30-31, 33-34 | Matthew 14:1-12

"Now, therefore, reform your ways and your deeds; listen to the voice of the Lord your God, so that the Lord will repent of the evil with which He threatens you." —Jeremiah 26:13

When Herod heard of Jesus, he didn't think of Jesus. Instead, Herod thought of John the Baptizer (Mt 14:2). Herod may have been eaten up with guilt for beheading John. This hell of guilt was due to murder, which was due to pride and lust (see Mt ... More

Friday, August 1, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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GIVE ME THE WORKS - One Bread, One Body, Aug 1, 2014

St. Alphonsus Liguori
Jeremiah 26:1-9 | Psalm 69:5, 8-10, 14 | Matthew 13:54-58

"He did not work many miracles there because of their lack of faith." —Matthew 13:58

If we are seeing only occasional miracles in our lives, we should repent of our lack of faith. If we are seeing only a few people converted every few weeks (see Acts 17:34), we must repent because the Lord wants to give us a great harvest of ... More

Thursday, July 31, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:00
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