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What is Wealth for? - Francis Alvarez, SJ

Luke 16:19-21, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table” (Luke 16:19-21). 1,048 more words

Evangelist: Luke

Riches to be Feared

If you were not at least a little scared by today’s Gospel, then I don’t think that you were paying attention. “My child,” Abraham says to the rich man, “remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented.” The implication is clear: the rich man is in hell because he is rich. 1,397 more words


Homily 26th Sunday, year c


Amos 6:1a,4-7
1 Timothy 6:11-16
Luke 16:19-3


Beloved in Christ, the readings today invite us to reflect on the day of judgement by exposing us to how the unjust will end up as well as how God will reward the poor. 428 more words

Daily Mass: Who do you say that I am? Catholic Inspiration

Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Friday of the 25th Week of the Year (St. Pius of Pietrelcina)

The Lord asks his disciples “Who do you say that I am?”  After hearing their responses the Lord offers an intense answer: he is the Christ who will suffer, die and be raised on the third day.   57 more words


26th Sunday, Year C | Overcoming Indifference

This week’s Gospel from Luke 16 should be compulsory reading for all.  Jesus tells a parable in which he contrasts a poor man, Lazarus, ‘covered with sores’, who goes hungry and unnoticed outside the gate of a rich man who enjoys a life of ease and comfort.  772 more words