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Blessed Are You

"Ezekiel" (detail) by Michelangelo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The scripture readings during Holy Mass for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Tine (Year B) are Ezekiel 2:2-5; Psalms 123:1-2, 2, 3-4; Second Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6. Use the player to listen to the homily or download the mp3 audio file. Jesus said, “Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my […]

Daily Reflection — Hear the Word of God and Keep It

"King David in Prayer (detail)" by Pieter de Grebber

As he said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts that you sucked!” But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” (Luke 11:27-28) Jesus loves His Mother more than any of us are capable of loving […]

Are We Happy Yet?

Catechesis Corner – Are We Happy Yet Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles Dorothy, in The Wizard of Oz, followed her yellow brick road to find happiness. Charlie Brown summed up his thoughts on the topic of happiness with his statement, “Happiness is a warm puppy.” Ah, elusive happiness. Just when we think […]