Envy leads to false accusations, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis at the Sunday Angelus address told pilgrims and tourists that envy and jealousy for someone else’s goodness and good works can lead to false accusations. Reflecting on the day’s Gospel, the Holy Father explored two types of misunderstanding that Jesus had to face, which came from the learned scribes and from his own family members. Scribes’ unforgivable sin The Pope said the scribes of Jesus’ day were well instructed in the Sacred Scriptures, and their job was to explain them to people. Jesus’ fame was beginning to spread,…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE TENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHER PEOPLE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE TENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHER PEOPLE BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 5:13-16) Tuesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time In the day’s Gospel, Jesus tells the apostles what are they like: the salt of the earth and light of the world. It means they have vital roles to play in Jesus’s mission of salvation. The disciples will not only be listeners to Jesus’s words and benefit from them but they…

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Reading for Tuesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Liturgical Colour: green

First Reading: (1 Kings 17: 7-16) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 4: 2-3, 4-5, 7b-8) Gospel: (Matthew 5: 13-16)   First Reading: (1 Kings 17: 7-16) But after some time the torrent was dried up, for it had not rained upon the earth. Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying: Arise, and go to Sarephta of the Sidonians, and dwell there: for I have commanded a widow woman there to feed thee. He arose, and went to Sarephta. And when he was come to the gate of the city, he saw the…

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FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK May the unalloyed promises of the Lord, the natural silver which comes from the earth seven times refined, find a permanent place of fulfilment in your family. May the Lord make your family as swift as a deer and set her firmly on the heights. May He gird your family with strength and make her way free from blame. May the words from the mouths of your family members and the wisperings of their hearts find favour in the Lord’s presence forever. May…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE TENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME. MEMORIAL OF ST BARNABAS (1)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE TENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: PROCLAIM THE GOOD NEWS! BY: Fr Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 10:7-13) Feast Of St. Barnabas In today’s Gospel, Feast of St. Barnabas, Jesus sends His apostles to proclaim the Good News and that the Kingdom of God is at hand. Jesus stressed the urgency of repentance so that everyone will be welcomed to the Kingdom. Jesus called the apostles in order to continue the work of proclaiming the Good News. Barnabas, who appeared after the…

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