February 10, Calls: a Sunday Scriptures blog

Last week we heard God calling Jeremiah the prophet. This week our Hebrew Scripture reading describes the call of another prophet, Isaiah. In our second reading from Corinthians, Paul marvels at his call. Then in our Gospel, Jesus affirms Simon by choosing his boat for the “miraculous catch of fish”…

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Jan 20, Signs: a Sunday Scriptures blog

Some of our Protestant brethren do not use a lectionary. Instead their preachers select the text for preaching at the Sunday service. Catholics, and some non-Catholics like Episcopalians and Lutherans, use a lectionary, a selection of biblical readings arranged for a liturgical year. We Catholics have a three-year lectionary. This…

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January 13, Fire: a Sunday Scriptures blog

We start the Christmas Ordinary Time part of our Church year today — some weeks between the Advent and Christmas season and the beginning of Lent — “counted” weeks; the number will depend on whether Easter is early or late, which depends on the first full moon of spring. This…

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Precious Blood Spirituality is Lived

This blog is from the Precious Blood Spirituality Committee, a committee formed of representatives from the seven communities who are part of the Precious Blood Leadership Conference (PBLC). Over the past few years, I have shared my reflections on the spirituality of the Precious Blood a number of times, here…

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Jan 6, Epiphany: a Sunday Scriptures blog

In 2019, the January 6th date of the Feast of Epiphany falls on Sunday; in other years the feast is “transferred” to the closest Sunday. Epiphany means a manifestation, an “appearance,” a mind-altering insight into something. The Gospel we read today is from Matthew’s “infancy narrative,” the story of the…

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