Oct 11, 2012
Welcome to the "Year of Faith," which officially begins today (Oct
11. 2012), marking the 50th anniversary of the start of Vatican II,
and the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the
After teaching Ca
Oct 8, 2012
Readings: Wisdom 7:7-11 Psalm 90:12-17 Hebrews 4:12-13 Mark 10:17-30
The rich young man in today’s Gospel wanted to know what we all want to know—how to live in this life so that we might live forever in the world to come. He sought what today’s Psalm calls “wisdom of heart.”
He learns that the wisdom he...
Oct 1, 2012
In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees try to trap Jesus with a trick question.
The “lawfulness” of divorce in Israel was never at issue. Moses had long ago allowed it (see Deuteronomy 24:1-4). But Jesus points His enemies back before Moses, to “the beginning,” interpreting the text we hear in today’s First...