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The saint who helped fight loan sharks

Argentine Catholics carry images of St Cajetan, patron of the unemployed and job seekers (CNS)

Saint of the week

St Cajetan (August 7) received a doctorate in civil and canon law by the age of 24

Daily readings: August 3 – 9

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Day by day we come to the Eucharist from the loneliness of fractured and divided lives

The word this week

Eighteenth Sunday of the Year, Is 55:1-3; Rom 8:35 & 37-39; Mt 14:13-21 (Year A)

Daily readings: July 27 – August 2

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Solomon was not drawn to the superficiality of success and power

The word this week

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12; Ps 119; Rom 8:28-30; Mt 13:44-52 (Year A)

The saint who had an intense devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

The tomb of St Peter Julian Eymard. His body remains incorrupt

Saint of the week

St Peter Julian Eymard (August 2) entered the novitiate of Oblates of Mary Immaculate, despite his father’s opposition

The saint who unmarried women pray to

St Anne holds grapes in the St Anne Altarpiece by Quentin Massys in Brussels

Saint of the week

A church was built in St Anne’s (July 26) honour in Jerusalem

Daily readings: July 20-26

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

We cannot avoid making judgments, but judgment should always be tempered by mercy

The word this week

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year, Wis 12:13, 16-19; Ps 86; Rom 8:26-27; Mt 13:24-43 (Year A)

Daily readings: July 13 – 18

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms