Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Twenty-Seventh Sunday In Ordinary Time

We have great respect for people who are conscientious, fulfill their duties, do all that is expected of them. More than even respect, we have great awe for those who walk the extra mile, who reach out to others when this is not required, who go beyond normal expectations. Going beyond expectations is an enlargement […]

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Twenty-Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time

Who doesn’t dream of hitting the lottery? of being so wealthy that life would have no worries? of being able to retire young with complete security? Given the choice, who of us would not choose to be rich?   Lazarus in today’s Gospel story is not the same Lazarus that Jesus raised from the dead, […]

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time

This gospel puts to us a familiar and basic question: Whom do we serve? We have heard all our lives that we “cannot serve both God and mammon.” This is such a  common gospel saying; we are very familiar with it. We interpret the “mammon” as money, wealth, possessions. The basic question nudges us to […]

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Twenty-Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time

As Catholics, we belong to a liturgical church. One aspect of this is the observation of the Church Year—a fixed, three-year (Sunday) calendar. In other words, we follow the Lectionary. We do not freely choose the readings, but rather, subject ourselves to the discipline of a Lectionary that proclaims the same message to all members. […]

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