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Today’s Readings – The Ascension of the Lord (Year C)

The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated in connection with World Communications Day. We are invited to reflect upon the diversity of media of social communication and how they influence our lives.

Commentary on Acts 1:1-11; Hebrews 9:24-28,10:19-23; Luke 24:46-53

THE FIRST READING and the Gospel today seem to be in contradiction. Although both are written by Luke, the Gospel says that Jesus’ ascension was on Easter Sunday and the Acts of the Apostles says it was 40 days after the resurrection. The Gospel also seems to say that the resurrection and the ascension are one thing while the Acts seems to say they are two separate events.

In fact, the ascension is part of the resurrection. Resurrection emphasises that Jesus has entered a new life and n … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Saturday of Week 6 of Easter - First Reading

Commentary on Acts 18:23-28

Today we begin the Third, and final, Missionary Journey of Paul.

After leaving Corinth, Paul, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila, crossed over to Ephesus on the west coast of present-day Turkey. He separated from them there and went to pr … Continue

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