10 Jul 2022

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Click here for all content for this cycle Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C


Deuteronomy 30:10-14  Some things are a mystery. How to live justly is not one of them.

Psalm 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36, 37 or 19:8, 9, 10, 11  If we are oriented to God, we are moving in the direction of life.

Colossians 1:15-20  Christ Jesus is the source, the unity, and the reconciliation of all that is.

Luke 10:25-37  A scholar tries to split hairs about moral obligations and is told to show mercy.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

The commandments of God, Deuteronomy says, are not impossible and inaccessible laws humans have little chance to keep. No: God has given God’s human creatures the wisdom to understand divine commandments and the strength to follow them.

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Exploring the word

Mercy, not scholarship

“Be merciful, as god is merciful.” A brave idea, but who can do it? As pastoral people, we face a great temptation—especially in matters of moral complexity or emotional intensity—to forget that we have a mandate to be compassionate.

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Homily stories

Like a good neighbor

I couldn’t believe these were my neighbors, ganging up on a friend of mine, publicly dragging her through the mud. Literally slandering her on social media. She had even gotten threats. They were behaving out of pure vindictiveness. 

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Homily stories

Go beyond the letter of the law

What would you think if it was your wedding day, or your daughter’s wedding day, and you were at the church and the priest who was going to conduct the ceremony called to tell you that he was going to be late?

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

With faith in God's kindness, we turn to the Lord.

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In every moment of genuine love, we are dwelling in God and God is dwelling in us.

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