Fathers of the Church, Scriptures

You Are Rock …

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The Gospel reading for the 21st is taken from Matthew 16:13-23. The first part of the selection -- Mt. 16:13-19 -- is about the Confession of Peter.
Scriptures

Matthew: A Second Time Around

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Matthew: A Second Time Around
I was going through some of my archived posts from the Bible Notes website I used to maintain back in 2005 and found some articles on Matthew which may still come in handy this year, if they happen to coincide ...
Catechism

The Baptism of Jesus in the Catechism

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The Baptism of Jesus in the Catechism
Matthew's account of the Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17) is cited many times in the Catechism. Liturgically the event is celebrated as one of the events of the Lord's Manifestation ("Epiphany", 535.). The Catechism makes use of the ...
Fathers of the Church, Scriptures

Parables of the Kingdom II

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Parables of the Kingdom II
For the Parables of the Treasure, the Pearl and the Dragnet, we have two Western Fathers of the Church -- Augustine, and Jerome -- who open up the Scriptures to us and help us apply the message of the parables ...
Liturgy

The Sermon on the Mount in the Sunday Readings (Year A)

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The Sermon on the Mount in the Sunday Readings (Year A)
For the past few Sundays we have been reading Matthew's Sermon on the Mount. Below is the outline of Matthew 5:1-7:29; I will be indicating the parts that are now being read during the Sunday Mass.

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