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We are reminded that the generosity that reaches beyond its own narrow concerns to welcome the stranger, welcomes God himself, the source of every blessing

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year, Gn 18:1-10A; Ps 15; Col 1:24-28; Lk 10:38-42 (Year C)

Prudence dictates that we should be sparing in our love, thereby opening the door to the prejudices and judgments that lock out a needy world

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Dt 30:10–14; Ps 69; Col 1:15–20; Lk 10:25–37 (Year C)

We must cling to Christ’s optimism, refusing to surrender to the discouragement that can so easily cloud our hopes

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year, Is 66:10-14C; Ps 66; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 (Year C)

Peter and Paul are united in surrendering themselves unconditionally to the Lord

A commentary on this Sunday’s readings

Christ himself, in his death and Resurrection, is the living fountain of grace promised for our salvation.

Twelfth Sunday of the Year, Zec 12:10-11; 13:1; Ps 63; Gal 3:26-29; Lk 9:18-24 (Year C)

Divine forgiveness, humbly petitioned in faith, makes us one with Christ

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2 Sm 12:7-10, 13; Ps 32; Gal 2:16, 19-21; Lk 7:36—8:3 (Year C)

Let us turn to Christ in faith, confident that he summons his people to new life

Tenth Sunday of the Year, 1 Kgs 17:17-24; Ps 30; Lk 7:11-17 (Year C)

Jesus, in his death and Resurrection, became the perfect priest

The Body and Blood of the Lord, Gn 14:18-20; Ps 110; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Lk 9:11B-17 (Year C)

The faith that we share is rooted in the faith revealed in the Old Testament

The Most Holy Trinity, Proverbs 8:22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 (Year C)

The gift of the Holy Spirit is the living heart of faith

Pentecost Sunday, Acts 2: 1-11; 1 Corinthians 12: 3-7 & 12-13; John 20: 19-23