World needs leaders who are just, compassionate and merciful, Pope Francis says

The world needs leaders who can “put into practice a more just way for all of us to live in this world as sharers in a common destiny,” Pope Francis said. “There is no need, on the other hand, for hurling slogans that often remain empty, or for antagonism between parties jockeying for the front position,” the Pope said in a letter to the international conference of “Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church.” The group is a network of Catholic theologians and ethicists. According to the National Catholic Reporter,…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 16TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: WEEDS AMONG WHEAT 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 16TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: WEEDS AMONG WHEAT BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 13:24-30) In today’s Gospel Jesus proposed the parable of the weeds among the wheat to the crowd. The problem of the weeds growing with the wheat was something very familiar to a people where farming was a source of income. In the parable, the owner decided not to remove the weeds because it might also uproot the wheat. He decided to let the weeds grow with…

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Reading for Saturday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: Blessed Virgin Mary. Liturgical Colour: green/white

First Reading: (Jeremiah 7: 1-11) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 84: 3, 4, 5-6a and 8a, 11) Gospel: (Matthew 13: 24-30)   First Reading: (Jeremiah 7: 1-11) The word that came to Jeremias from the Lord, saying: Stand in the gate of the house of the Lord, and proclaim there this word, and say: Hear ye the word of the Lord, all ye men of Juda, that enter in at these gates, to adore the Lord. Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Make your ways and your doings good: and I…

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