Gracias a Rocío González por las traducciones al español

29th Sunday / Domingo 29

“Give to God what belongs to God” Suppose I were to drop by your house holding a paper plate. I say, “Hello, friend. A few days back I made a chocolate cake. It was so good. It came out of the oven hot, moist, and sweet. I wish you could have tasted it. Today, as […]

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27th Sunday / Domingo 27

Little Bobby had a habit of stretching the truth. One day while he was walking home from school he saw a large black dog run across the street right in front of him. He rushed home as fast as he could and told his mother, “Mom, you’re never going to believe what I just saw!” […]

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24th Sunday / 24º Domingo

Today’s Gospel draws us into a remarkably sensitive area of the faith, that of forgiving others who have harmed us. Forgiveness is something we experience as a very personal call, and it may, in some cases, be the most challenging thing we have ever been asked to do. If we listen to the parable closely, […]

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22nd Sunday / 22º Domingo

When was the last time you were seduced? Jeremiah says that the only reason he puts up with the ridicule and scorn he receives from the people that he is trying to convert, is because God seduced him. He doesn’t want to do what God asks of him anymore, because preaching His word has caused […]

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20th Sunday / Vigésimo domingo

Today Jesus goes north of Israel into the territory we know as Lebanon. Matthew is not just giving us a quick travelogue here. We are not interested merely in Jesus’ physical location, but even more, in what this location signifies. Jesus has gone up north to pagan territory. This is a rather odd destination for […]

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We live in difficult times for the Church, and from many sectors the very legitimate cry for reform goes up frequently. But today’s Gospel issues a caution against becoming overzealous in the attempt to root out sin and sinners from the Church. The Lord’s warning to the farmhands, who wanted to tear out the weeds, […]

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Today, Jesus presents us a teaching on being increasingly freed of our burdens. He doesn’t promise a trouble-free life, but if we will let Him go to work, we can grow in freedom and serenity. Note how Jesus contrasts the “wise and learned” with the “little ones.” And in so doing Jesus commends to us […]

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Twelfth Sunday / Duodécimo domingo

Fear is a complex passion. On the one hand, there are things that we ought to fear such as grave physical and spiritual dangers. The fear of being near the edge of a cliff might well save our life. The fear of serious sin and the punishment we might experience, or the offense to God, […]

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Pentecost / Pentecostes

The First Reading speaks of the Holy Spirit using two images: rushing wind and tongues of fire. It also brings us to the root meaning of the word “spirit.” For “spirit” refers to “breath.” So the Spirit of God is the breath of God. Genesis speaks of this saying: the Spirit of God was moving […]

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Corpus Christi / El Cuerpo de Cristo

On this solemn feast, we are called, above all, to faith in the fact, as revealed by the Lord himself, that the Eucharist, that Holy Communion, is in fact a reception of the very Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, whole and entire, in his glorified state. We do not partake of a […]

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