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Faith, however frail, enables the Father to create our hearts anew

The word this week

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time: Deuteronomy 6:2-6; Hebrews 7: 23-28; Mark 12: 28-34

Jeremiah’s expression of hope in adversity is a wonderful summons to the Year of Faith

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jer 31:7-9; Ps 126; Heb 5:1-6; Mk 10:46-52

We speak so easily of humble service yet continue to trip over our pride

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is 53:10-11; Ps 33; Heb 4:14-16; Mk 10:35-45 or 10:42-45

Faith is the surrender of all that we are to Christ

Christ and the Rich Young Ruler by Heinrich Hofmann (1824-1911). ‘We instinctively sense the young man’s distress’

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wis 7:7-11; Ps 90; Heb 4:12-13; Mk 10:17-30 or 10:17-27

The Book of Genesis proclaims the equality of the sexes

A painting of Adam and Eve by Peter Wenzel in the Pinacoteca at the Vatican Museums (CNS)

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: Gn 2:18-24; Ps 128; Heb 2:9-11; Mk 10:2-16

What truly matters is the love that is found in even the smallest of gestures

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Twenty-sixth Sunday of the Year: Nb 11:25-29; Ps 19; Jm 5:1-6; Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

A life of virtue cannot be simply ignored. It must be either embraced or violently rejected

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Twenty-fifth Sunday of the Year: Wis 2:12, 17-20; Ps 54; Jas 3:16-4:1-3; Mk 9:30-37

Even as we commit ourselves to God we often seek to avoid any kind of sacrifice

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is 50:5-9; Ps 116; Jm 2:14-18; Mk 8:27-35

Without the Spirit within us we are like the man born deaf and dumb

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is 35:4-7; Ps 146; Js 2:1-5; Mk 7:31-37

It is in prayer that we must discern pure, unspoilt religion

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Dt 4:1-2, 6-8; Ps 15; Jas 1; Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23