Monthly Archives: August 2020

  • 20th A

    Posted on August 9, 2020 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Matthew 15: 21-28           The story of the Canaanite woman has been characterized in different ways. Kenneth Bailey in Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes states: “This story is often viewed as a troubling embarrassment.   A sincere foreign woman seeks help from Jesus. At first he ignores her.  He then appears to exhibit racism and insensitivity to her suffering as he […]

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  • 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time A

    Posted on August 9, 2020 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Like Peter, up and down toward Jesus. INTRODUCTION:  Today we hear two contrasting images of God coming to people.  In the first reading we hear of God coming to Elijah not in the wind, earthquake or fire.  God comes in the tiny whispering sound.  In the Gospel we hear the account of Jesus coming to the Apostles walking on […]

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  • 18th Sunday A

    Posted on August 1, 2020 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Jesus feeding of the crowds according to Matthew. INTRODUCTION:   This Sunday we continue with the Gospel of St. Matthew in chapter 14. We listen to Matthew’s account of the multiplication of the loaves. HOMILY:  The miracle of feeding the five thousand is one of the few miracles that is found in all four Gospels. In fact in Mark  and […]

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  • 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Posted on August 1, 2020 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    17 Sunday of Ordinary time A. Continued: The Kingdom of heaven is like…. Introduction:  This Sunday we hear the last three parables of this parable discourse, chapter l3.  The parables that we will hear are those of the treasure, the pearl and the net.  The Gospel passage concludes with some words about a person learned in the kingdom. […]

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