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Sunday Mass: What Will They Think?

October 30th
In this Sunday's Gospel (Luke 19:1-10), we meet a man who apparently did not care what other people thought about him. Zacchaeus was a tax collector, a man of importance, but a man disliked by his fellow Jews from whom he demanded money not only to satisfy the Roman occupiers but also to line his own pockets.

 

Sunday Mass: The Humble Candidate

October 23rd
In this Sunday's Gospel (Luke 18:9-14), Jesus speaks about two men who go to the temple to pray, a Pharisee and a tax collector. As Jesus relates the words of their prayers it seems as if the Pharisee is running for office.

 

Sunday Mass: How To Weaken Faith

October 16th
Jesus tells a parable about a widow who demands that a judge "who neither feared God nor respected any human being" render her a fair and favorable opinion. When he refuses to hear her case, she keeps pestering the judge until he finally relents and rules in her favor.