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Aug 2020
18th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; August 2, 2020 Readings: Is 55:1-3, Ps 145:8-9, 15-18; Rm 8:35,37-39; Mt 14:13-21 In 304 AD, during the persecution of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, 49 Christians of Abitina in modern day Tunisia, led by the priest St. Saturninus, were accused of illegally partaking of Sunday worship. Asked why they had violated the Emperor’s command, one of them responded, Sine dominico non possumus vivere. The literal meaning is: “We cannot live without the Lord’s Day.” The sustenance of life, the bread of life they were accustomed to receive on the......

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