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Today’s Readings – Palm Sunday (A)

Commentary on Matthew 21:1-11; Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66

Some celebrants are tempted to drop preaching a homily today because of the length of the Gospel, not to mention the blessing of palms and a procession. Yet, as this day is the opening of Holy Week, it seems a pity not to say something, by way of introduction, about the meaning of this climax to Lent, and about the celebration of the Paschal Mystery, the high point of our liturgical year. Partly due to traditional and commercial influences, we tend to make more of Christmas than Easter, but in terms of our faith, Christmas only has meaning in the context of what happens in Holy Week and Easter.

The theme of this week and of today’s liturgy is clear. What Jesus experiences for us, is a manifest … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Saturday of Week 5 of Lent - First Reading

Commentary on Ezekiel 37:21-28

About today’s First Reading, the St Joseph Weekday Missal says:

"The union of all tribes is a frequent element in messianic prophecy. God is to unite the nation in a new covenant in which there are five essential elements:
Yahweh, its God;
Israe … Continue

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