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August 17th 2014 – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Listen Here! A Foreigner’s Faith 

Readings:
 Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 
Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 
Romans 11:13-15, 29-32
 Matthew 15:21-28 
Most of us are the foreigners, the non-Israelites, about whom today’s First Reading prophesies. 

 Coming to worship the God of Israel, we stand in the line of faith epitomized by the Canaanite woman in today’s Gospel. Calling to Jesus as Lord and Son of David, this foreigner shows her great faith in God’s covenant with Israel.

 Jesus tests her faith three times. [...]

Catholic Mass Readings for Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

First Reading Phil 2:5-11 Brothers and sisters: Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and, found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father [...]