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Ten business men once invited me to spend a few hours with them – the invitation said, “to talk about life.”  That wasn’t much of a clue, so I had really no idea of what to expect or what they expected of me.  698 more words


Generosity & Envy — 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time—Year A

Readings: Isaiah 22:6-9; Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a; Matthew 20:1-16a

He woke up while it was still dark and kissed his wife while she slept.

He dressed and left home quietly, so as not to wake up the children across the room. 1,114 more words


Justice and Mercy: A Homily for the 25th Sunday

By Brian Niemiec

I write this reflection from the Archdiocese of Chicago, where Bishop Blase Cupich has just been named as Cardinal George’s successor.  As I was reading news articles this morning about the life and ministry of this Bishop from Spokane, I started thinking that this man’s life very much reflects the readings for this Sunday. 387 more words


HOMILY: On What God Has Done: The Standing Invitation

Fr. Brian Zumbrum’s homilies and reflections are posted weekly at Leaven in the World. To see the archive of all his posts, just click here… 782 more words

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“What you do with the A that is given you is up to you. You can post that on your wall for everyone to see or like or comment on. 1,195 more words

Sunday Sermon Notes: Life is a dream

1. Today we begin a three-part series of homilies on everlasting life.  We will do so in the context of our continuing journey through the prayers of the Mass, picking up where we left off in the middle of the preparation of the gifts.   1,518 more words


Kingdom Rules: 25th Sunday Homily

By Matt Janeczko, OFM Cap.

This weekend’s readings.

Growing up, my family always did the best it could to have dinner together. We’d adjust the time as best we could depending on who had a Little League game, who was doing what after school, and what evening appointments my father had scheduled. 716 more words