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Your guide through the scripture readings of Daily Mass from Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. John Bergsma, and our other theologians from the St. Paul Center. Insight on memorials and feasts of our God's saints and personal insight from sacred scripture.

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Sep 28, 2020

Isaiah 5:1–7
Psalm 80:9, 12–16, 19–20
Philippians 4:6–9
Matthew 21:33–43

In today’s Gospel Jesus returns to the Old Testament symbol of the vineyard to teach about Israel, the Church, and the kingdom of God.

And the symbolism of today’s First Reading and Psalm is readily understood.

God is the owner and...

Sep 28, 2020

Isaías 5, 1–7
Salmo 80,9.12–16.19–20
Filipenses 4, 6–9
Mateo 21,33–43

Jesús, en el Evangelio de esta semana, utiliza de nuevo el símbolo veterotestamentario de la viña para instruir sobre Israel, la Iglesia y el reino de Dios. Es fácil también comprender el simbolismo de la primera lectura y el...

Sep 21, 2020

Ezekiel 18:25-28
Psalm 25:4-9
Philippians 2:1-11
Matthew 21:28-32

Echoing the complaint heard in last week’s readings, today’s First Reading again presents protests that God isn’t fair. Why does He punish with death one who begins in virtue but falls into iniquity, while granting life to the wicked one...

Sep 21, 2020

Ezequiel 18, 25–28
Salmo 25, 4–9
Filipenses 2, 1–11
Mateo 21, 28–32

Haciendo eco de las quejas escuchadas en las lecturas de la semana pasada, la primera lectura de hoy también presenta reclamos que afirman que Dios no es justo. ¿Por qué castiga con la muerte a un virtuoso que cae en la iniquidad,...

Sep 7, 2020

Sirach 27:30–28:7
Psalm 103:1–4, 9–12
Romans 14:7–9
Matthew 18:21–35

Mercy and forgiveness should be at the heart of the Christian life.

Yet, as today’s First Reading wisely reminds us, often we cherish our wrath, nourish our anger, refuse mercy to those who have done us wrong. Jesus, too, strikes...