25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 22 (Year C) Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13

Corruption and dishonesty in the business and social realms are nothing new. 

Fr. Yaw Acheampong: Spiritual journey to Confirmation begins

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At the beginning of every academic year, parishes across the Archdiocese of Toronto begin the process of preparing their young parishioners to celebrate Confirmation. It is one of three “sacraments of initiation” — the others being Baptism and Eucharist — that lays the foundations of every Catholic life.

God's Word on Sunday: God is faithful even when we are not

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 15 (Year C) Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; Psalm 51; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-32

The Golden Calf is alive and well. It is a powerful cultural symbol for greed, infidelity and idolatry — even in secular settings. 

Mary Marrocco: We must give our faith a chance to grow

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Religion, an essay in a major news service declaimed recently, is a sociological phenomenon that exists as a psychological need-fulfillment. It is a never-ending series of (similar) movements that are born and die when their usefulness to social groups has passed. 

God's Word on Sunday: Intellect without the Spirit doomed to fail

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 8 (Year C) Wisdom 9:13-18; Psalm 90; Philemon 9b-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33

Humans are usually quite proud of their intelligence and intellectual achievements. 

God's Word on Sunday: Scripture holds many lessons in humility

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 1 (Year C) Sirach 3:17-20, 28-29; Psalm 68; Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a

The greatest adversary we will ever face is our own ego. 

God's Word on Sunday: There are no shortcuts on path to God

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 25 (Year C) Isaiah 66:18-21; Psalm 117; Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13; Luke 13:22-30

What part about “all nations and tongues” do we not understand? 

God's Word on Sunday: Jesus blazed a trail for all to follow

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 18 (Year C) Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Psalm 40; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53

The lowest point in the long and unhappy prophetic ministry of Jeremiah was the day that he was thrown into a cistern and left to die. 

God's Word on Sunday: Absolute trust is our guiding light

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Aug. 11 (Year C) Wisdom 18:6-9; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19; Luke 12:32-48

What did the Israelites know and when did they know it? 

God's Word on Sunday: Enjoy the gift of life God has given us

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18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Aug. 4 (Year C) Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23; Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11; Luke 12:13-21

The author of Ecclesiastes will never win a prize for being the most joyful or hopeful individual in the Bible. 

Mary Marrocco: Boldly go inward before stepping outward

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Sitting on a patio having coffee, Fr. George was watching people rush along in the shadow of the big bank towers. He was silent, contemplating them.