Twenty-third Sunday Ordinary Time Year A, 7 September 2008
‘We cannot live without Sunday’: Martyrs of Abitene, Italy, AD304. 'Without Sunday, without the Eucharist, the Christians in Iraq cannot survive': Fr Ragheed Aziz Ganni, Martyr of Iraq, 3 June 2007. Fr Ragheed is on the left in the photo. He belonged to the Chaldean Rite of the Catholic Church.
New American Bible version (used in Philippines, USA).
Jerusalem Bible version (used in Ireland, England and Wales, Scotland, etc).
Online homily resources from http://www.catholicireland.net/
Fr Raniero Cantalamessa OFM Cap, Papal Household preacher.
The Duty of Fraternal Correction
ROME, SEPT. 5, 2008 (Zenit.org).- In the Gospel this Sunday we read: "Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If your brother sins, go and admonish him privately; if he listens to you, you have gained your brother.’"Jesus speaks of all sins; he does not restrict the field to sins committed against us. In this latter sort of case, it is hard to know whether what moves us is zeal for truth or our own wounded pride. In any case, it would be more of a self-defense than a fraternal correction. When the sin is against us, the first duty is not correction but forgiveness. Full article here.
The Debt of Love
Peter H. Harries O.P.
Fr Peter Harries shows that the love of Christ has nothing to do with wishy-washyness.
St Paul tells the early Christians in Rome to avoid getting into debt. Sensible advice we might think in any age, though mortgages and student loans would be difficult to avoid for many young (and not so young) people in Britain today. Full article here.
Fr Peter Harries is chaplain to the University College London Hospitals NHS Trust.
Read homilies from the same source for the same Sunday in previous years: 2005 , 2002 .
Looking for Trouble!
© Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio
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I used to think that God’s law was like those dumb rules we have to put up with in grammar school, like "Thou shalt not chew gum in class." They are arbitrary laws that some bureaucrats came up with to keep them happy and the rest of us miserable. The goal of the student is to break such rules whenever they can get away with it. The only bad consequence would be to get caught. Full article here.