33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Patrick Sinozich

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Many people admire the physical structure of Saint Clement and the art it contains. And rightly so: the murals and mosaics are indeed stunning. As corporal beings, it is easy for us to get caught up in things of beauty. We take comfort in the things we can see, touch, hear, and smell. We enjoy the refinement of a great painting, or the mastery of a well-designed building.
      But even the stones of Saint Clement will be thrown down by weather, time and neglect. 
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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Katherine White

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      Visualize yourself giving attention to someone’s wrongly placed ignorance. They asked you a variety of purposely-insulting statements disguise as questions with predetermined answers. Questions like, “Why do you worship Mary?” while emphasizing that Catholics are only supposed to worship one God. It can be mentally exhausting; during strenuous thinking, trying to use your knowledge to come up with this concoction of deliberate and heartfelt answers while ignoring the unwanted truth.
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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Michael Bayer

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The Gospel of Luke provides a study in contrasts between those who fundamentally get what the message of Jesus is about—and those who don’t. More often than not, it is the most knowledgeable and pious figures who are on the wrong side of that equation. And with unsettling frequency, it is also Jesus’ own apostles who fail to comprehend what Jesus’ words and actions truly mean.
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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Fr. Rex Pillai

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Mahatma Gandhi of India, before he led his country in its independence struggle, was a successful lawyer in South Africa. He became well aware of the injustice that was prevalent in that country. He encouraged the Indian community there to offer passive resistance to the government policy of discrimination. His power to resist racial segregation was based on his immense moral and spiritual authority. One incident which impressed itself on his mind was when he was obliged to step into the gutter so that a group of white passers-by would not be contaminated.
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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin Reflection by Paul Nicholson

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For the last quarter century “The Simpsons” has been an American TV staple in the diet of broadcast media. Homer and Marge Simpson, with their three children, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, go about their ordinary lives in Springfield middle-America, encountering the mundane and the absurd, much to our amusement and discomfort. Bart and Lisa provide plenty of laughter as they spar with each other or outwit their peers in the neighborhood and at school. They are particularly savvy when dealing with their father.
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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin Reflection by Gabriel Mayhugh

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In today’s Gospel, Jesus heals ten lepers and shows us that salvation flows from East to West and is open to all. Then, one of the lepers returns to give thanks to Jesus. This story has much to teach us. First, to help us recognize the lepers among us. And second, to teach us the importance of giving thanks.     
 
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