Sunday

11 Nov 2018

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B Click here for all content for this cycle Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

SUNDAY SUMMARY

1 Kings 17:10-16  A widow demonstrates her faith in God and in a prophet’s words by taking a risk.

Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10  God keeps faith with orphans, widows, and all who are oppressed.

Hebrews 9:24-28  The salvation obtained through Jesus Christ is far superior to rituals of obedience.

Mark 12:38-44  Jesus compares the sacrifice of a widow to the empty piety of the scribes.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

In a book he authored before he became Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger wrote, “If one can say that hunger, love, and power are the forces that motivate man, then one can point out . . . that the three main forms of polytheism are the worship of bread, the worship of love, and the idolization of power.”

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

Who can afford to be generous?

Most people I talk to in the course of a day are pretty good folks. They take care of their families, work their jobs, pay their bills, and are responsible, law-abiding citizens. Some of them go to church or synagogue.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“David here designates the Messiah ‘my Master’—so how can the Messiah also be his ‘son’?”

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Homily stories

Homily stories

The widow's mites

Sharon and I pulled onto the property of a farm in beautiful Eau Claire, Michigan and drove past the quaint, tidy house in the front to the trailers in the back that were anything but.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Two cents’ worth

When I took classes for RCIA, there was another candidate, Mabel—a woman in her late 30s—who could never make it to class on time, sometimes arriving only for the final prayers.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

We ask forgiveness from our God who saves us.

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Quotes

Quotes

There is no higher calling, no loftier dream, and no greater goal than to live, breathe, and be poured out for Jesus Christ.

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