25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Katherine White

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    Money can manipulate the abundance of intense sentiment towards our own personal desires in a selfish way. We could be driven by uncontrollable impulses to obtain unreachable happiness: happiness, which conceals self-harm, selfishness and arrogance. Money can obliterate the mental barrier that shelters our morals: unintentionally liberating them and leaving nothing but our deepest iniquitous behaviors. Money can also have a positive and constructive impact on the way you decide to establish your kindness onto others.  
 
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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Patrick Sinozich

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    Today’s readings feature the well-known story of the Prodigal Son, wherein a young man takes money from his father in order to lead a life of debauchery, but when the money runs out he returns home willing to take the lowest place in the household, only to find that he’s fêted and celebrated instead, much to the chagrin of the Other Brother.
 
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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Paul Nicholson

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In 2005 the American literary translator, Gregory Rabassa, published a memoir entitled “If This Be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents.” The author traces his quite successful career over four decades, examining theories and strategies surrounding translation, reflecting on many of his works and the relationships he had with the authors, and delving into the theme of treason.
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22st Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Fr. Paul Seaman

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Very early on in my priesthood, I was at a gathering of hundreds of Chicago priests. From across the room I saw Cardinal Bernardin, the archbishop who had just recently ordained me. He looked my way and he waved! I had and continue to have a great admiration for Cardinal Bernardin, and so I was honored that he would wave at ME! I gave him my best smile and enthusiastically waved back. Then I saw his eyes shift a little. He wasn’t waving at me at all. The Cardinal was waving at another priest,  just behind me. As it turned out, it was Msgr. Hynes!
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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Fr. Rex Pillai

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Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx (1890 – 1977) was an American comedian and actor. He was often known for his quick wit and he is widely considered to be one of America’s greatest comedians. He was accepted as a member of the exclusive Friar’s Club in Hollywood. Groucho however, expressed his disappointment that the club was not as exclusive as he first thought. His telegram to the committee read: “Please accept my resignation.

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Patrick Sinozich

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“Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?
No, I tell you, but rather division.
From now on a household of five will be divided,
three against two and two against three… “

Not a preacher’s favorite passage.

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin Reflection by Deacon Tim Sullivan

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Today’s Gospel selection according to Luke starts with an admonition to place our faith and trust in the right things and not in things of this world, which wear out, can be stolen, or eaten by moths. Christ tells us to, “sell your belongings and give alms.” It’s up to us to decide what is important. Are we hung up on the things of the here and now or are we looking forward to what is to come? Jesus told his disciples (and us) that the Father is pleased to give us the heavenly reward offered freely and completely.

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Gabriel Mayhugh

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“Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” I’m guessing that most of us could put this quote from today’s Gospel front and center on our refrigerators as a daily reminder of seductive power of our society and the earthly possessions that call to us. I’m amazed by the many situations every day that show how vulnerable we are to a society that tells us “more is better.” My wife, dogs, and I live in a two bedroom condo.

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