Sunday, Oct. 27
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
In this Gospel reading, it is the tax collector who goes home justified, for “the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
– The happiest 2 percent
– Former drug user gets hooked on God
– Is America the land of the free?
– Church can assist those enslaved by addictions
There’s a saint inside us who wants to mirror the greatness of life, even as there is someone else inside us that wants to walk a seedier path.
What are the Church’s guidelines for baptism? Is it common for a priest to refuse a request for baptism if he feels that the parents are unworthy?
– Go to the ‘Genius Bar’ to understand, celebrate marriage
– Couple says program gave their marriage a boost
– Rediscover: Strong Marriages
– Marriage and intimacy
– Sticking with it, in good times and bad
Q. I am struggling with the idea that prayer does anything. I mean, if God really cared about us, why would he need us to ask for anything before he gave it to us? I understand thanking God, but how do our prayers make any real difference?
Ten lepers were healed by Jesus, but only one returned. On the surface, this passage is about being thankful to God. But its full meaning goes deeper.
Sunday, Sept. 29
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Amos 6:1a, 4-7
1 Timothy 6:11-16
– Heavenly role models inspire our faith lives
– Saints: Thought determines action
– Local artist creates images of holy men and women for seminary, NET
– Saints, sinners and baby names
– Father Keating to present second talk in Rediscover: Speakers Series
What is the rule? Where should the crucifix be in a Catholic church? (And also, why do Protestant churches have only a bare cross, while Catholic churches show Christ’s body on the cross?)
This Sunday we hear the Gospel story of “Lazarus and the Rich Man.” There is a pity which ought to well up in each of our hearts for both Lazarus and the rich man: Lazarus in his suffering and the rich man in his. Yet, it is Lazarus who is our model.