24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: MT 18: 21-35

During the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis declared that “Mother Teresa is the perfect saint for the Year of Mercy.” The Pope added that Mother Teresa was, “so aware of her need for mercy before God. She was very much at home with her own poverty. Mother Teresa used to

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23RD SUNDAY: MATTHEW 18: 15-20

Jesus challenged and corrected His disciples on many occasions. Even during the last supper, Jesus said to Judas, “What you are going to do, do quickly.” Jesus did not want to correct or put Judas down in front of the other disciples. Both Jesus and Judas knew what was going

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22nd Sunday: Cross of Life: Mt 16:21-27

In our lives, too, we all have heavy burdens and crosses to carry. Sometimes, like the intelligent man, we try to cut off some of the burdens to avoid carrying our own crosses and in doing so, we try to cut corners and eliminate things that we really needed to

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Sometimes we ask: "How come God seems silent and indifferent to us?” One thing is sure: In the struggles and hardships of our lives, we are given the opportunity to grow in faith and deepen our relationship with God. We all have struggled with the great burdens of illness, the

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19TH SUNDAY ORDINARY:  MT 14: 22-33

When the storms of life come upon us, we too can rise above them.  We can lift ourselves above challenges and hardships by setting our minds and our hearts on God.  The storms do not have to overcome us.  We can allow God to lift us above them.  God helps

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18TH SUNDAY ORDINARY: MT 14: 13-21

The disciples said to Jesus, “It is getting late and this is an isolated place, send the people back to the towns for food.” Jesus said to the disciples, “There is no need for them to go; give them some food yourselves.” By saying this Jesus wanted to teach the

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16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: MT 13: 24-43

Never judge someone without knowing the whole story. We may think we understand everything but we do not. Each person has his or her own stories. We should not judge others before we truly know them. The truth might surprise us! In our own human nature, we have a tendency

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