Monthly Archives: April 2011

The pattern of God’s choosing

In today’s first reading and the responsorial Psalm, we find a similar phrase repeated: “The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.” In this phrase, we find one of the patterns in the way that God works throughout … Continue reading

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“Peter’s Primacy in Acts” – Michael Barber

In today’s first reading and yesterdays, we are seeing Peter playing a very significant role in the Book of Acts.  Michael Barber has written a series of posts on the primacy of Peter in the New Testament.  Here is an … Continue reading

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In the breaking of the bread – “The faithful know what I’m talking about”

Well, I had a brief hiatus from posting over Easter.  I hope you had a blessed Holy Week.  In today’s gospel reading, we find a familiar passage.  Two disciples are walking with Jesus after his ressurection and recognize him only … Continue reading

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A Confession of Jeremiah

Today’s Old Testament reading is one of what some have called “the confessions of Jeremiah.”  One of my friends Tim Bulkeley has put together an audio series on these confessions.  HERE is a link to his audio on Jeremiah 20.  … Continue reading

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Whoever Keeps My Word Will Wever See Death

Here is what Augustine took Jesus to mean about death in John 8:51 – “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever keeps my word will never see death”: “See” and “taste” here are used in the sense of what is … Continue reading

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Responsorial – Additions to Daniel

This post is just going to be on a matter of interest for us as Catholics.  Today’s responsorial reading is from Daniel 3:52-56:R. (52b) Glory and praise for ever! “Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers, praiseworthy … Continue reading

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A familiar first reading – the bronze serpent

Today’s first reading is a familiar one, which we have had within the last year.  Today it is connected with John 8, though I believe it is normally connected with John 3.  HERE is the link to the previous post … Continue reading

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