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Daily readings: October 23-29

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

Moses’s blueprint for a compassionate society

The word this week

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year: Exodus 22:20-26; 1 Thessalonians 5-10; Matthew 22:34-40

The well-being of society is best secured when government and faith are open to each other

The word this week

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96; 1 Thess 1:1-5: Mt 22:15-21

Daily readings: October 16 – 22

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The much-loved schoolmaster executed under Elizabeth I

St Richard returned to the Church after he was attacked by crows (PA photo)

Saint of the week

St Richard Gwyn (October 17) was imprisoned for four years, put in stocks, and disemboweled for his faith

The missionary who laboured to save the most abandoned souls in the world

St Daniel was an expert in Central African dialects

Saint of the week

St Daniel Comboni (October 10) inspired new European attitudes to Africans

Daily readings: October 9 -15

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

We must accept the Lord’s invitation in the details of our daily lives

The word this week

Twenty-eighth Sunday of the Year: Isaiah 25:6-10; Philippians 4: 12-14 & 19-20; Matthew 22: 1-14

A formidable English bishop who rooted out corruption

Hereford, where St Thomas served as bishop (David Davies/PA)

Saint of the week

St Thomas of Hereford (October 2) was canonised only 20 years after his death after some 500 miracles had been attributed to his intercession

Daily readings: October 2 – 8

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms