Category Archives: 20Ordinary

As I say. Not as I do.

✙ JMJ The Readings for Saturday in the 20th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ezekiel 43:1-7ab Matthew 23:1-12 Omnia ergo quaecumque dixerint vobis, servate, et facite : secundum opera vero eorum nolite facere : dicunt enim, et non faciunt.Therefore, do and … Continue reading

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The Subversive Wedding Feast

✙ JMJ The Readings for Thursday in the 20th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ezekiel 36:23-28 Matthew 22:1-14 Simile factum est regnum caelorum homini regi, qui fecit nuptias filio suo.Similar is the Kingdom of Heaven to a man who was … Continue reading

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The Final Mystery of the Rosary

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of Queenship of MaryWednesday in the 20th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ezekiel 34:1-11 Matthew 20:1-16 Alleluia. Vivus est enim sermo Dei, et discretor cogitationum et intentionum cordis.  Alleluia. The word of God is living and … Continue reading

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The Price of Admission

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of Pope St Pius, XTuesday in the 20th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ezekiel 28:1-10 Matthew 19:23-30 Multi autem erunt primi novissimi, et novissimi primi. Many who are first will be last, and … Continue reading

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Hashtag BernOp

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of St Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the ChurchMonday in the 20th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Ezekiel 24:15-23 Matthew 19:16-22 Ait illi Jesus : Si vis perfectus esse, vade, vende quae habes, … Continue reading

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Scribes AND Pharisees

Today’s readings: Ruth 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17 Matthew 23:1-12 Dicunt enim, et non faciunt For they preach but they do not practice. Matthew 23:3b Oh this is so rich. The Greek word play is between “using words” (logos) and “making” (poetas). … Continue reading

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Populus tuus populus meus

Today’s Readings: Ruth 1:1, 3-6, 14B-16, 22 Matthew 22:34-40 Quocumque enim perrexeris, pergam, et ubi morata fueris, et ego pariter morabor.  Populus tuus populus meus, et Deus tuus Deus meus. For wherever you go, I will go, wherever you lodge … Continue reading

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The Bible Fulfilled.

Today’s Readings: Revelation 21:9b-14 John 1:45-51 “We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth.” John 1:45b I wrote the text about the Blessed Virgin earlier this … Continue reading

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Takes a cool hand…

Today’s Readings: Judge 9:6-15 Matthew 20:1-16 An oculus tuus nequam est, quia ego bonus sum? Is your eye evil, because I am good? Matthew 20:15b We live in very interesting times, do we not? I say that in the style … Continue reading

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Hail Holy Queen

Today’s readings: Judges 6:11-24A Matthew 19:23-30 And Gedeon seeing that it was the angel of the Lord, said: Alas, my Lord God: for I have seen the angel of the Lord face to face. And the Lord said to him: … Continue reading

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