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OCT 24, 2021 - 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

30th. SUNDAY (B) (collar 3, cf. 27 C.). 

I was looking for a theme running through the 3 Readings but I couldn't find one. 

1st. Reading (Jer. 31:7-9) 

In the 1st. Reading the Prophet Jeremiah tries to uplift the spirits of his people, living in exile in Babylon. He ... Read More »

OCT 17, 2021 - 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

29th. SUNDAY B(Greatest 3)

This morning's Ist. Reading is part of the 4th Servant Song of the Prophet Isaiah. Isaiah devotes no less than 3 chapters to the Suffering Servant of Yahweh. 

The 4th. Song, which is always read on Good Friday, describes the Servant of Yahweh as "a ... Read More »

OCT 3, 2021 - 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

A CONSISTENT ETHIC OF LIFE 

(garment 3) 

In the early 90's, the late Cardinal Bernardin of Chicago wrote an article entitled: "A Consistent Ethic Of Life". 

In that article, the Cardinal stressed the fact that -- to use his own words -- "our respect for life must be consistent ... Read More »

SEP 26, 2021 - 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

26th. SUNDAY (B) (allow 2) 

As humans, we seem to have an innate tendency to mistrust & discriminate against people who are different from us. Many people find it difficult to look beyond their own immediate circle of family and Church community. Many people find it difficult to reach ... Read More »

SEP 19, 2021 - 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

25th SUNDAY B  (ambition 2)    The Book of Wisdom, from which the 1st. Reading is taken, was written in Greek in Alexandria, Egypt, around 100 B.C. (Wis. 2:12, 17-20). We don't know whether the “just one”, described in today’s Reading was a real person, or whether the author is reflecting on the Suffering Servant in the writings of the Prophet Isaiah .   ... Read More »

SEP 12, 2021 - 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

24th SUNDAY (B)  (deny 2)    Today's 1st. Reading is the 3rd. Song of the Servant of Yahweh. It describes the physical sufferings of the Servant of God in gruesome detail. His back was scourged, his beard pulled out and his face spat upon. Before his trials, he was not rebellious. During and after ... Read More »

SEP 5, 2021 - 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

23rd. SUNDAY (B)  (mute 2).    In this morning's 1st Reading, the Prophet Isaiah tells the people of Israel not to worry, because God is coming to save them.  He speaks of the time, when God will lead his people back home from exile in Babylon. When God leads his people ... Read More »

AUG 29, 2021 - 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

22nd. SUNDAY B   (clean.doc 2)    One of the many themes running through the Scriptures is that there can be  "No Love For God Without Love For Others" -- we can't separate love & worship of God from care & concern for others. Love for God & others are merely ... Read More »

JUl 4, 2021 - 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

14th  Sunday (B)  (B.V. brothers)

In the first 6 Chapters of his Gospel, St. Mark describes Christ's activity in Galilee. He presents Christ as a Gifted Preacher & a Miracle Worker. The initial reaction to Christ's preaching and mighty deeds was amazement. The people were amazed at his wisdom & miraculous powers. 

There is also another theme running through the Galilean mission -- Christ was rejected by the vast majority of his own people. In the words of St. John: "He came unto his own and his own received him not". (Jn. ... Read More »

JUN 27, 2021 - 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

13th. SUNDAY (B) (alms 1)    The early Israelites did not have a very clear notion of life after death. They believed that the dead went to a shadowy underworld known as Sheol. Sheol  -- the abode of the dead -- was a place neither of punishment or  reward. They believed that their God was a God of the living, not of the dead. Other nations might venerate the ... Read More »