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Readings: Proverbs 9:1-6 Psalm 34:2-3, 10-15 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 The Wisdom of God has prepared a feast, we hear in today's First Reading. We must become like children (see Matthew 18:3-4) to hear and accept this invitation. For in every Eucharist, it is the folly of the cross that is represented and renewed. To the world, it is fool ...…
 
Lecturas: Proverbios 9,1-6 Salmo 34, 2-3, 10-15 Efesios 5,15-20 Juan 6, 51-58 Como escuchamos en la primera lectura de este domingo, la Sabiduría de Dios nos ha preparado un banquete. Debemos hacernos como niños (Cfr. Mt 18, 3-4) para poder escuchar y aceptar esta invitación; para darnos cuenta que en cada Eucaristía se representa y renueva la ...…
 
Readings: 1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:2-9 Ephesians 4:30-5:2 John 6:41-51 Sometimes we feel like Elijah in today's First Reading. We want to lie down and die, keenly aware of our failures, that we seem to be getting no better at doing what God wants of us. We can be tempted to despair, as the prophet was on his forty-day journey in the desert. We c ...…
 
Lecturas: 1 Reyes 19, 4-8 Salmo 34, 2-9 Efesios 4, 30-5, 2 Juan 6, 41-51 Algunas veces nos sentimos como el profeta Elías que describe la primera lectura de este domingo. Queremos echarnos al suelo y morir, conscientes de nuestros fracasos, cuando parece que no avanzamos en el cumplimiento de la voluntad de Dios para nuestra vida. Podemos senti ...…
 
Readings: Exodus 16:2–4, 12–15 Psalm 78:3–4, 23–25, 54 Ephesians 4:17, 20–24 John 6:24–35 The journey of discipleship is a life-long exodus from the slavery of sin and death to the holiness of truth in Mount Zion, the promised land of eternal life. The road can get rough. And when it does, we can be tempted to complain like the Israelites in th ...…
 
Lecturas: Éxodo 16, 2–4. 12-5 Salmo 77, 3 y 4bc. 23–24. 25 y 54 Efesios 4, 17. 20–24 Juan 6, 24-35 El camino del discipulado es un éxodo de toda la vida, desde la esclavitud del pecado y de la muerte hasta la santidad de la verdad en el Monte Sion, la tierra prometida de vida eterna. La senda puede tornarse difícil. Y cuando esto sucede, podemo ...…
 
Readings: 2 Kings 4:42–44 Psalm 145:10-11, 15–18 Ephesians 4:1–6 John 6:1–15 Today’s liturgy brings together several strands of Old Testament expectation to reveal Jesus as Israel’s promised Messiah and King, the Lord who comes to feed His people. Notice the parallels between today’s Gospel and First Reading. Both Elisha and Jesus face a crowd ...…
 
Lecturas: 2 Reyes 4, 42-44 Salmo 145, 10-11, 15-18 Efesios 4:1-6 Juan 6,1-15 La liturgia de hoy presenta varias referencias a las que el Antiguo Testamento aludía para revelar a Jesús como el Mesías y Rey, como el Señor que viene a alimentar a su pueblo. Notemos el paralelismo que existe entre el evangelio de hoy y la primera lectura. Jesús, al ...…
 
Jeremiah 23:1–16 Psalms 23:1–6 Ephesians 2:13–18 Mark 6:30–34 As the Twelve return from their first missionary journey in today’s Gospel, our readings continue to reflect on the authority and mission of the Church. Jeremiah says in the First Reading that Israel’s leaders, through godlessness and fanciful teachings, had misled and scattered God’ ...…
 
Jeremías 23, 1-6 Salmo 23, 1-6 Efesios 2, 13-18 Marcos 6, 30-34 Mientras el evangelio de hoy nos muestra a los Doce regresando de su primer viaje misionero, el conjunto de las lecturas nos invita a seguir reflexionando sobre la autoridad y misión de la Iglesia. El profeta Jeremías dice, en la primera lectura, que los líderes de Israel extraviar ...…
 
Readings: Amos 7:12-15 Psalms 85:9-14 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:7-13 In commissioning the apostles in today's Gospel, Jesus gives them, and us, a preview of His Church's mission after the resurrection. His instructions to the Twelve echo those of God to the twelve tribes of Israel on the eve of their exodus from Egypt. The Israelites likewise wer ...…
 
Lecturas: Amós 7, 12-15 Salmo 85, 9-14 Efesios 1, 3-14 Marcos 6, 7-13 Comentemos primero el evangelio de hoy. En el encargo que hace Cristo a sus apóstoles, les da (y a nosotros también) un bosquejo de lo que será la misión de la Iglesia después de la resurrección. Sus instrucciones a los Doce nos recuerdan aquellas que Yahvé dio a las doce tri ...…
 
Episode 10 – Defending Human Life: The Early Church and Abortion Roots of the Faith – From the Church Fathers to You with Mike Aquilina, makes clear that just as an acorn grows into a tree and yet remains the same plant, so the Catholic Church is a living organism that has grown from the faith of the earliest Christians into the body of Christ ...…
 
As we’ve walked with the apostles in the Gospels in recent weeks, we’ve witnessed Jesus command the wind and sea, and order a little girl to arise from the dead. But He seems to meet His match in His hometown of Nazareth. Today’s Gospel is blunt: “He was not able to perform any mighty deed there.” Why not? Because of the people’s lack of faith. ...…
 
Readings: Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23-24 Psalm 30:2, 4-6, 11-13 2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15 Mark 5:21-24, 35-43 God, who formed us in His imperishable image, did not intend for us to die, we hear in today's First Reading. Death entered the world through the devil's envy and Adam and Eve's sin; as a result, we are all bound to die. But in the moving st ...…
 
Lecturas: Sabiduría 1,13-15, 2, 23-24 Salmo 30, 2, 4-6, 11-13 2 Corintios 8, 7, 9, 13-15 Marcos 5, 21-24, 35-43 Por un lado, San Marcos nos narra un acontecimiento que reveló a los discípulos la autoridad y el poder de Jesús, incluso sobre el último enemigo: la muerte (cfr. 1Co 15, 26). Por otro lado, sin embargo, este episodio busca fortalecer ...…
 
Readings: Is 49: 1–6 Ps 139: 1–3, 13–15 Acts 13:22–26 Lk 1:57–66, 80 The people in this week’s Gospel are frightened and amazed by the mysterious events surrounding the birth of John. Only his mother and father, Elizabeth and Zechariah, know what this child will be. John the Baptist was fashioned in secret, knit by God in his mother’s womb, as ...…
 
Episode 9 – Sexuality, Marriage, Contraception Roots of the Faith – From the Church Fathers to You with Mike Aquilina, makes clear that just as an acorn grows into a tree and yet remains the same plant, so the Catholic Church is a living organism that has grown from the faith of the earliest Christians into the body of Christ we know today. Hos ...…
 
Readings: Ezek 17:22-24 Ps 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16 2 Cor 5:6-10 Mark 4:26-34 Through the oracles of the Prophet Ezekiel, God gave his people reason to hope. It would have been a cryptic message to his hearers, long centuries before the Lord’s coming. Ezekiel glimpsed a day when the Lord God would place a tree on a mountain in Israel, a tree that w ...…
 
In today’s Gospel Jesus has just been healing and casting out demons in Galilee. Along with the crowds, who flock to Him so that He can’t even take a break to eat, come people who do not understand what He is doing. Even His friends think He has lost His mind and needs to be taken away for a while. But the scribes who came down from Jerusalem a ...…
 
Solemnidad del Cuerpo y la Sangre de Cristo Lecturas: Éxodo 24, 3-8 Salmo 116,12-13, 15-18 Hebreos 9,11-15 Marcos 14,12-16, 22-26 Las lecturas de este día se ubican en el contexto de la Pascua. La primera de ellas recuerda la Antigua Alianza efectuada en el Sinaí después de la primera pascua y del éxodo. Al rociar la sangre de la Alianza sobre ...…
 
Lecturas: Deuteronomio 4, 32-34, 39-40 Salmo 33, 4-6, 9, 18-20, 22 Romanos 8, 14-17 Mateo 28, 16-20 El domingo pasado celebramos el envío del Espíritu Santo, que selló la Nueva Alianza de Dios y renovó todo lo creado. En esta nueva creación, somos ya parte de la familia de Dios, quien se ha revelado como Trinidad de amor. Compartimos su natural ...…
 
Readings: Acts 2:1-11 Psalm 104:1,24,29-31,34 1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13 John 20:19-23 The giving of the Spirit to the new people of God crowns the mighty acts of the Father in salvation history. The Jewish feast of Pentecost called all devout Jews to Jerusalem to celebrate their birth as God's chosen people, in the covenant Law given to Moses ...…
 
Lecturas: Hechos 2,1-11 Salmo 104,1, 24, 29-31, 34 1 Corintios 12, 3-7, 12-13 Juan 20,19-23 El don del Espíritu Santo al nuevo Pueblo de Dios es el acontecimiento que corona el plan de salvación del Padre. La fiesta judía de Pentecostés convocaba a todos los judíos devotos a Jerusalén, para celebrar su nacimiento como pueblo escogido de Dios, b ...…
 
Readings: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 Psalms 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20 1 John 4:11-16 John 17:11-19 Today’s First Reading begins by giving us a time-frame—the events take place during the days between Christ’s ascension and Pentecost. We’re at the same point in our liturgical year. On Thursday we celebrated His being taken up in glory, and next Sunday we w ...…
 
Lecturas: Hechos 1, 15-17, 20-26 Salmo 103, 1-2, 11-12, 19-20 1 Juan 4, 11-16 Juan 17, 11-19 La primera lectura de hoy está enmarcada en los acontecimientos que suceden entre los días después de la Ascensión del Señor y Pentecostés. Estamos en el mismo punto en el calendario litúrgico. Este jueves celebramos la Ascensión del Señor en gloria y e ...…
 
Episode 8 – The Papacy: The Apostolic Throne Roots of the Faith – From the Church Fathers to You with Mike Aquilina, makes clear that just as an acorn grows into a tree and yet remains the same plant, so the Catholic Church is a living organism that has grown from the faith of the earliest Christians into the body of Christ we know today. Hoste ...…
 
Readings: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 Psalm 98:1-4 1 John 4:7-10 John 15:9-17 God is love, and He revealed that love in sending His only Son to be a sacrificial offering for our sins. In these words from today’s Epistle, we should hear an echo of the story of Abraham’s offering of Isaac at the dawn of salvation history. Because Abraham obeyed G ...…
 
Readings: Acts 9:26-31 Psalm 22:26-28, 30-321 John 3:18-24 John 15:1-8 In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that He is the true vine that God intended Israel to be—the source of divine life and wisdom for the nations (see Sirach 24:17-24). In baptism, each of us was joined to Him by the Holy Spirit. As a branch grows from a tree, our souls are to ...…
 
Readings: Acts 4:8-12 Psalm 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 29 1 John 3:1-2 John 10:11-18 Jesus, in today’s Gospel, says that He is the good shepherd the prophets had promised to Israel. He is the shepherd-prince, the new David--who frees people from bondage to sin and gathers them into one flock, the Church, under a new covenant, made in His blood (see ...…
 
Readings: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 Psalms 4:2, 4, 7-9 1 John 2:1-5 Luke 24:35-48 Jesus in today's Gospel, teaches His apostles how to interpret the Scriptures. He tells them that all the Scriptures of what we now call the Old Testament refer to Him. He says that all the promises found in the Old Testament have been fulfilled in His passion, death, a ...…
 
Lecturas: Hechos 3,13-15, 17-19 Salmo 4,2, 4, 7-9 1 Juan 2, 1-5 Lucas 24, 35-48 En el evangelio de hoy, Jesús les enseña a los discípulos cómo interpretar los textos sagrados. Les comenta que todas las Escrituras lo que hoy nosotros llamamos el Antiguo Testamento se refieren a Él. Les dice que todas las promesas ahí contenidas se han cumplido e ...…
 
Episode 7 – The Clergy: Love’s Earthly Form Roots of the Faith – From the Church Fathers to You with Mike Aquilina, makes clear that just as an acorn grows into a tree and yet remains the same plant, so the Catholic Church is a living organism that has grown from the faith of the earliest Christians into the body of Christ we know today. Pick u ...…
 
Readings: Acts 4:32-35 Psalms 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 1 John 5:1-6 John 20:19-31 Three times in today's Psalm we cry out a victory shout: "His mercy endures forever." Truly we've known the everlasting love of God, who has come to us as our Savior. By the blood and water that flowed from Jesus' pierced side (see John 19:34), we've been made God's ...…
 
Lecturas: Hechos 4, 32-35 Salmo 118, 2-4, 13-15, 22-24 1 Juan 5, 1-6 Juan 20, 19-31 Tres veces en el Salmo de hoy gritamos victoriosos, “La misericordia de Dios es eterna.” En verdad hemos conocido el amor eterno de Dios, quien ha venido a nosotros como Salvador. Por la sangre y agua que fluyeron de su costado traspasado (véase Juan 19,34), hem ...…
 
Readings: Acts 10:34, 37-43 Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-9 The tomb was empty. In the early morning darkness of that first Easter, there was only confusion for Mary Magdalene and the other disciples. But as the daylight spread, they saw the dawning of a new creation. At first they didn't understand the Scripture, toda ...…
 
Lecturas : Hechos 10,34.37-43 Salmo 118,1-2.16-17.22-23 Colosenses 3,1-4 Juan 20,1-9 El sepulcro estaba vacío. En la obscuridad del amanecer en ese primer domingo de pascua, reinaba la confusión en María Magdalena y los discípulos. Pero al crecer el resplandor del sol pudieron ver el amanecer de una nueva creación. Al principio, no comprendían ...…
 
Episode 6 – Purgatory: Love Stronger than Death Roots of the Faith – From the Church Fathers to You with Mike Aquilina, makes clear that just as an acorn grows into a tree and yet remains the same plant, so the Catholic Church is a living organism that has grown from the faith of the earliest Christians into the body of Christ we know today. Pi ...…
 
Readings: Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalms 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24 Philippians 2:6-11 Mark 14:1-15:47 Crowned with thorns, our Lord is lifted up on the cross, where He dies as "King of the Jews." Notice how many times He is called "king" in today's Gospel - mostly in scorn and mockery. As we hear the long accounts of His passion, at every turn we must remind ...…
 
Lecturas: Isaías 50,4-7 Salmo 22,8-9, 17-20, 23-24 Filipenses 2,6-11 Marcos 14, 1-15, 47 “Ha llegado a su cumplimiento lo que está escrito de mí”, nos dice Jesús en el Evangelio de hoy (cfr. Lc 22,37). De hecho, hemos alcanzado el clímax del año litúrgico, el punto más elevado de la historia de la salvación, en el que se cumple todo aquello que ...…
 
Episode 5 – Saints in Heaven – The Stones Cry Out Roots of the Faith – From the Church Fathers to You with Mike Aquilina, makes clear that just as an acorn grows into a tree and yet remains the same plant, so the Catholic Church is a living organism that has grown from the faith of the earliest Christians into the body of Christ we know today. ...…
 
Readings: Jer 31:31–34 Ps 51:3–4, 12–13, 14–15 Heb 5:7–9 Jn 12:20–33 Our readings today are filled with anticipation. The days are coming, Jeremiah prophesies in today’s First Reading. The hour has come, Jesus says in the Gospel. The new covenant that God promised to Jeremiah is made in the “hour” of Jesus—in His Death, Resurrection, and Ascens ...…
 
Lecturas: Jeremías 31, 31-34 Salmo 51, 3-4, 12-15 Hebreos 5, 7-9 Juan 12, 20-33 Las lecturas este domingo están llenas de expectativas. “Los días que vienen…”, dice el profeta Jeremías en la primera lectura. “La hora ha venido” dice Jesús en el Evangelio. La Nueva Alianza que Dios prometió a Jeremías se cumple en la “hora” de Jesús: en su muert ...…
 
Episode 4 – From the Scriptures to the Bible Roots of the Faith – From the Church Fathers to You with Mike Aquilina, makes clear that just as an acorn grows into a tree and yet remains the same plant, so the Catholic Church is a living organism that has grown from the faith of the earliest Christians into the body of Christ we know today. Pick ...…
 
Readings: 2 Chr 36:14–16, 19–23 Ps 137:1–6 Eph 2:4–10 Jn 3:14–21 The Sunday readings in Lent have been showing us the high points of salvation history—God’s covenant with creation in the time of Noah; His promises to Abraham; the law He gave to Israel at Sinai. In today’s First Reading, we hear of the destruction of the kingdom established by G ...…
 
Lecturas: 2 Crónicas 36,14-17, 19-23; Salmo 137,1-6; Efesios 2,4-10; Juan 3,14-21 Las lecturas dominicales del tiempo cuaresmal nos han mostrado los momentos fundamentales de la historia de salvación: La alianza de Dios con la creación en el tiempo de Noé; la promesa que hizo a Abraham, la Ley que Él dio a Israel en el Sinaí. En la primera lect ...…
 
Episode 3 – Confession: the history of mercy Roots of the Faith – From the Church Fathers to You with Mike Aquilina, makes clear that just as an acorn grows into a tree and yet remains the same plant, so the Catholic Church is a living organism that has grown from the faith of the earliest Christians into the body of Christ we know today. Pick ...…
 
Readings: Ex 20:1–17 Ps 19:8–11 1 Cor 1:22–25 Jn 2:13–25 Jesus does not come to destroy the temple, but to fulfill it (see Matthew 5:17)—to reveal its true purpose in God’s saving plan. He is the Lord the prophets said would come—to purify the temple, banish the merchants, and make it a house of prayer for all peoples (see Zechariah 14:21; Mala ...…
 
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