Category Archives: 17Ordinary

The Call Came From INSIDE THE HOUSE!

JMJ Did you ever notice this one?  “The Son of Man will send his angels,and they will collect out of his Kingdomall who cause others to sin”Matthew 13:41 I read the Gospel for today and didn’t even notice it. Sitting … Continue reading

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Domus Dei et Porta Coeli in Cor Civitatem

+JMJ+There are some seriously beautiful Churches in this Catholic city. Some 25% of the population in the Bay is said to be Roman Catholic. That means there are more Catholics in this Bay Area than there are Episcopalians. Anywhere. Or … Continue reading

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Face to Face

✙ JMJ The Readings for Tuesday in the 17th week, Tempus per Annum (C1): Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5B-9, 28 Matthew 13:36-43 Loquebatur autem Dominus ad Moysen facie ad faciem, sicut solet loqui homo ad amicum suum. The LORD used to speak to … Continue reading

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The Leaders they Deserve

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of St MarthaMonday in the 17th week, Tempus per Annum (C1): Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34 John 11:19-27 Cui ille respondit : Ne indignetur dominus meus : tu enim nosti populum istum, quod pronus sit ad … Continue reading

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I see your 22, and I raise you 67.

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of Saint John Vianney, PriestSaturday in the 17th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Jeremiah 26:11-16, 24 Matthew 14:1-12 Judicium mortis est viro huic, quia prophetavit adversus civitatem istam, sicut audistis auribus vestris. This man deserves death; he … Continue reading

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A sting of pearls…

✙ JMJ The Readings for St Alphonsus Liguouri, Bishop & Doctor of the ChurchWednesday in the 17th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21 Matthew 13:44-46 Gloriatus sum a facie manus tuae : solus sedebam, quoniam comminatione replesti me. Quare factus est dolor … Continue reading

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Subversion!

✙ JMJ The Readings for Monday in the 17th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Jeremiah 13:1-11 Matthew 13:31-35 Aliam parabolam locutus est eis : Similis est regnum caelorum fermento, quod acceptum mulier abscondit in farinae satis tribus, donec fermentatum est totum. … Continue reading

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The right way to end scandal

Today’s readings: Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5B-9, 28 Matthew 13:36-43 Mittet Filius hominis angelos suos, et colligent de regno ejus omnia scandala, et eos qui faciunt iniquitatem.The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his Kingdom … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge me, Bro. Love me.

Today’s readings: Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34 Matthew 13:31-35 Dixitque ad Aaron: Quid tibi fecit hic populus, ut induceres super eum peccatum maximum? Moses asked Aaron, “What did this people do to you that you should lead them into a grave sin?” … Continue reading

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It’s all Good. I mean ALL. ALL OF IT.

Today’s readings: 1 Kings 3:5-12 Romans 8:28-30 Matthew 13:44-52 Scimus autem quoniam diligentibus Deum omnia cooperantur in bonum, iis qui secundum propositum vocati sunt sancti. And we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, … Continue reading

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