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Written on May, 20, 2016 by in , | Comments Off on May 22nd, Holy Trinity Sunday

Reading 1 – Proverbs 8:22-31 Psalm – Psalm 8:4-9 Reading 2 – Romans 5:1-5 Gospel – John 16:12-15 Begotten Not Made | Word on Fire Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Nicene Creed articulates the mystery of the Trinity with the wonderful phrase “begotten not made,” meaning that the Son is not a creature… Click below to hear …

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Written on Mar, 13, 2016 by in | Comments Off on March 13th Fifth Week of Lent

Misery and Mercy | Word on Fire n this week’s Gospel, we hear the story of the woman caught in adultery, a tale that has beguiled Christians and non-Christians for two millennia. The story displays our constant temptation to use knowledge of God’s law to hurt others, not to liberate them. We gossip, we scapegoat, we blame—and we convince ourselves that …

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Written on Feb, 20, 2016 by in | Comments Off on February 21st, Second Week of Lent

Mass Readings Reading 1 – Genesis 15:5-18 Psalm – Psalm 27:1-14 Reading 2 – Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 Gospel – Luke 9:28-36 The Glorified Body | Word on Fire The readings for this second Sunday of Lent awaken a sense of wonder, of a world beyond ours, a mystical consciousness. In the first reading with Abraham and in the Gospel account of the Transfiguration, we encounter mountains, darkness, voices, …

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Written on Jan, 02, 2016 by in | Comments Off on January 3rd, Feast of the Epiphany

Mass Readings Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3: 2-3A, 5-6 Matthew 2: 1-12 Herod and the Magi | Word on Fire Herod sees all from the confines of his ego, trying to make the world conform to his plans. The Magi look outside of themselves, looking for an order that they will conform to. By focusing their attention away from themselves, they …

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Written on Dec, 25, 2015 by in | Comments Off on December 25th, Christmas Day

Reflections on Christmas | Word on Fire Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture. http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/video/reflections-on-christmas/40/

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Written on Dec, 11, 2015 by in | Comments Off on December 13th, Third Week of Advent: Gaudete Sunday ~ Rejoice!

Baptism in the Holy Spirit | Word on Fire Our Gospel for this third Sunday of Advent is of extraordinary importance, for it speaks to us of the transformation, the transfiguration of the self, which is unique to Christianity. To be baptized in the Holy Spirit is to be immersed in the ocean of the divine love. When we are dipped …

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Written on Sep, 20, 2015 by in | Comments Off on September 20th, 25th Week of Ordinary Time

Reading 1 – Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 Psalm – Psalm 54:3-8 Reading 2 – James 3:16 – 4:3 Gospel – Mark 9:30-37 The Undoing of Original Sin | Word on Fire One of the most important doctrines of the Church is the doctrine of original sin, which asserts that something it off with us. We see the effects of it everywhere, and we also …

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Written on Sep, 05, 2015 by in | Comments Off on September 6th, 23rd Week of Ordianary Time

Reading 1 – Isaiah 35:4-7 Psalm – Psalm 146:7-10 Reading 2 – James 2:1-5 Gospel – Mark 7:31-37 Ephphatha | Word on Fire In this week’s Gospel, Jesus heals a man who is deaf and dumb. When we read this account at the spiritual level, we see that he cures those who are deaf to the Word of God and hence unable to …

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Written on Aug, 07, 2015 by in | Comments Off on August 9th, Nineteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Reading 1 – 1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm – Psalm 34:2-9 Reading 2 – Ephesians 4:30-52 Gospel – John 6:41-51 Spiritual Food | Word on Fire In our first reading today, Elijah is dejected and requests that the Lord take his life. But an angel touches him and orders him to get up and eat. Strengthened by food, he journeys to the mountain of …

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Written on Jul, 11, 2015 by in | Comments Off on July 12th, Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Reading 1 – Amos 7:12-15 Psalm – Psalm 85:9-14 Reading 2 – Ephesians 1:3-14 Gospel – Mark 6:7-13 Summed Up in Christ | Word on Fire For many people in the West, liberty seems to trump everything. We avatars of the ego-drama, we worshippers at the altar of freedom, say that our choice is supreme. We don’t want anyone to constrain our pursuit …

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