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We Are Rich
Because money represents power, authority and success, often it is difficult for wealthy people to realize their need and their powerlessness to save themselves. The rich in talent or intelligence suffer the same difficulty. Unless God reaches down into their lives, they will not come to Him. Jesus surprised some of His hearers by offering salvation to the poor; He may surprise some people today by offering it to the rich.

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7th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

7th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

"Give to the one who asks of you,

and do not turn your back on one

who wants to borrow." Today Jesus

continues the powerful teaching of

his Sermon on the Mount. Typical of

this famous sermon, here He urges

us to see things in a new way,

specifically regarding situations

and people who bother us. First,

He tells us not to seek revenge.

Instead, we are to demonstrate

incredible generosity. Then, He

instructs us to "love your enemies

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Jesus' program for becoming children

of the kingdom of heaven is presented

in a series of contrasts between what

the law of Moses commands and how Jesus'

teaching brings that law to fulfillment.

We hear four such contrasts today. Jesus

makes it clear that He has come not to

abolish but to fulfill the Masaic Law

and the prophets. He challenges us to

have our righteousness, that is, our

right relationship with God and others,

exceed that of the teachers of His day.

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5th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

"You are the light of the world." Speaking to his followers, Jesus tells them of the influence they are meant to have. Like the seasoning that gives food its flavor, they are to be "the salt of the earth" and like a lamp on a lamp-stand that "gives light to all in the house."
Clearly, their influence on the people around them is meant to be positive and substantial. But what is the source of this irreplaceable influence?

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH'S APPALLING SILENCE ON RACISM

THE CHURCH'S APPALLING SILENCE ON RACISM

Pastors need to decry racism as a sin from

the pulpit.

By Father Bryan Massingale

ARTICLE NEWS

On June 17, 2015, a 21-year-old white man,

Dylann Roof, killed nine black people as they

said prayers, sang hymns, and studied the Bible

in a Charleston, South Carolina church. Roof

freely confessed that his motive was frankly

racist. He reportedly said as he was shooting,

“You rape our women and you’re taking over our

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