The Adoration of the Golden Calf, Poussin 1634, National Gallery, London, UK. Click here to read this Sunday’s Mass Readings. Jesus said, “In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10. In the 1951 superb movie of Charles Dickens’ … Continue reading 15 SEPTEMBER 2019: TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
The Institution of the Eucharist, Tiepolo 1753, National Gallery of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark. For Today’s Mass Readings, Click Here. Jesus said, “If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:26. “If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you … Continue reading 8 SEPTEMBER 2019: TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME.
Soup Soul, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, Holy Apostles Church, New York City, USA. To read this Sunday’s Mass Readings, click here. [Jesus said] Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind… Luke 14:13 A new book has just been published, Dominion: the Making of the … Continue reading 1 SEPTEMBER 2019: TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME.
Last Judgement 1435, Stefan Lochner, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany To see today’s Sunday Mass Readings, click here. The master of the house said, “I do not know where you are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers!” And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth… Luke 13:27. Ah, the Last Judgement, a favorite of medieval … Continue reading 25 AUGUST 2019: TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME.
Chapel of Justice and Peace, the Emmerson Memorial Window, Ripon Anglican Cathedral, Ripon, UK. To see Today’s Sunday Mass Readings, Click Here. Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. Luke 12:51 At face value, today’s gospel seems to be an … Continue reading 18 AUGUST 2019: TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME.
Medieval Gilded Cross, National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark. To access this Sunday’s Mass Readings, Click Here. [Jesus said], “You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” Luke 12:40. Today’s readings seem to suggest that we should expect the unexpected as best we … Continue reading 11 AUGUST 2019: NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME.
Alone on the Shore, Pixabay For the Readings of this Sunday’s Mass, Click Here. [Jesus said] “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” Luke 12:15 It is often said that Christianity is counter-cultural. Today’s readings certainly support that idea. Jesus tells the tale of … Continue reading 4 AUGUST 2019: EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME.