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Sep 2021

The world offers you nothing that will last.  God made the world and everything in it good.  Our gift of free will and reason makes us potentially the greatest creatures of all, but we also have the potential to be the worst of all if we turn our backs on God.  God gives us the world and everything in it, but that doesn’t make us more or higher than God.  The root of all sin is to think and act like we are more or higher than God.  Jesus said: “Do not......

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September 12, 2021

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Get behind me, Satan. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” (Mk 8:33b) What does God think? For many years, I didn’t care much about what God thinks. But when...


September 05, 2021

Twenty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

By 16 weeks into a pregnancy, hearing structures in the ear are formed possibly enabling the child to hear sounds. Babies in the womb can hear their mother talk at least during the last 10...


August 28, 2021

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts. (Mk 7:6b-7; cf. Is 29:13) “Be doers of the word...


August 07, 2021

Nineteenth Sunday Ordinary

Jezebel, the pagan wife of King Ahab, threatened to kill the prophet Elijah after Elijah ordered the slaughter of the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah who...


14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
July 03, 2021

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; July 4, 2021 Readings: Ez 2:2-5; Ps 123:1-4; 2 Cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6 In the middle of today’s Gospel reference was made to the brothers and sisters of Jesus; the brothers were...


13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
June 26, 2021

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; June 27, 2021 Readings: Wis 1:13-15,2:23-24; Ps 30:2,4-6,11-13; 2 Cor 8:7,9,13-15; Mk 5:21-43 In today’s Gospel we heard about a woman who touched the man, Jesus, who is the Son of God...


12th Sunday of Ordinary Time
June 19, 2021

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; June 20, 2021 Readings: Job 38:1,8-11; Psalm 107:23-26,28-31; 2 Cor 5:14-17; Mk 4:35-41 The modern imagination is very much shaped by the modern scientific view of the world, but the scientific view...


11th Sunday of Ordinary Time
June 12, 2021

11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; June 13, 2021 Readings: Ezekiel 17:22-24; Ps 92:2-3,13-16; 2 Cor 5:6-10; Mk 4:26-34 We walk by faith, not by sight. These words of St. Paul mean that in the last analysis faith...