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'Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.' Sunday Reflections, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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The Canaanite Woman,  Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry[Wikipedia]

For Readings and Reflections for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A,  click on the following:
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Sunday Reflections for this Sunday three years ago links the situation of the Canaanite woman in the gospel with the situation of Christians in war-torn Iraq and Syria. The video above features the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Qaraqosh, near Mosul, after it was liberated from ISIS last October.
The vast majority of Catholics in Iraq and Syria belong to the Chaldean Catholic Church and Syrian Catholic Church. There are more than twenty Eastern Catholic Churches, though the vast majority of Catholics worldwide are Roman (or Latin) Catholics. All are equally Catholic and all are in full communion with Rome. Archbishop Mouche (also spelled Moshe), belongs to the Syrian Catholic Church.
May we continue to pray for the Church in Iraq and Syria with the persistent faith o…

'So must the Son of Man be lifted up.' Sunday Reflections, The Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

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Christ in Agony on the Cross, El Greco, 1600s Art Museum, Cincinnati, USA [Web Gallery of Art]

Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) 
GospelJohn 3:13-17 (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition; Canada) 
Jesus said to Nicodemus: No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.“
Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. NicodemusUnknown Master, Flemish Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium [Web Gallery of Art] The Catholic Bishops' Conference…

'Lord, Help me.' Sunday Reflections, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

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Christ and the Canaanite Woman, c.1500, Juan de FlandesPalacio Real, Madrid                           [Web Gallery of Art]Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)  GospelMatthew 15:21-28 (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, Canada) 

Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon.Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.”But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.”He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.”