The Proof of Faith

1 July 2010. Thursday of the 13th Week in Ordinary TimeAmos 7, 10-17; Psalm 19; Matthew 9, 1-8During the time of Jesus, people believed that our illnesses were caused by sins. Sickness was God’s way to exact retribution on those who did not follow His will. The first reading illustrated this belief. The prophet AmosContinue reading “The Proof of Faith”

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Failure to Love

30 September 2007. 26th Sunday in Ordinary TimeAmos 6, 1-7; 1 Tim 6, 11-16; Luke 16, 19-31 Fr. James Keenan SJ has a very insightful look at sin using several examples from the Gospel, including the Gospel today about Lazarus and the rich man. Many of us attribute our sins to our weakness. We evenContinue reading “Failure to Love”

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