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Sunday Reflection for October 26, 2014
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Sunday Summary

Exodus 22:20-26 Treat the neighbor and even the stranger with the compassion already shown to you.

Psalm 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51 God is the reliable source of protection and deliverance.

1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10 The community Paul leaves behind responded passionately to the gospel it received.

Matthew 22:34-40 The Sadducees lost the debate with Jesus. Now it’s the Pharisees’ turn to test him.

30th Sunday
in Ordinary Time


Exploring the Word
The great debate
All the world loves a debate. When two sides square off—across the family dinner table, at a staff meeting, or on the stage of presidential hopefuls—a thrill of tension ripples around the room. Who will get the better of the argument? Will truth win out over clever rhetoric? As a debate gets underway, some of us harden ourselves against all evidence in favor of a predetermined viewpoint. Others discover a new openness to the opposing perspective, and may change our minds or at least soften our hearts with greater understanding. ...
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Weekday Homily Reflection for October 21, 2014
World news in light of the Good News
for Sunday, October 26, 2014

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One of the stories we're following this week ...

All Good News, all the time

Like the Sadducees and Pharisees of Jesus’ time who didn’t see eye to eye on the most important religious issues, conservatives and liberals of today differ on fundamental political views. Each camp seeks out and trusts news sources that reinforce their own beliefs, a new survey finds. 

Pastoral Trends
Participation is more than a laughing matter
A rabbi, minister, and a priest went into bar . . . we know a joke is going to follow, don’t we? We even get ready to laugh a little and reset our tension and stress a bit. That is what both good ecumenism and interfaith dialogue are also about. It can only happen when we know and are comfortable in our identity as Catholics . . .  Read more...