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‘Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me.' Sunday Reflections, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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The Calling of Saint Matthew (detail) Caravaggio [Web Gallery of Art]

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GospelMatthew 10:37-42 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
Jesus said to his Apostles: ‘Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. ‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of…

'Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.' Sunday Reflections, 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem, Rembrandt [Web Gallery of Art]

First Reading, Jeremiah 20:10-13
Gospel Matthew 10:26-33 (NRSV, Anglicised Catholic Edition)

Jesus said to the Twelve:
‘So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground unperceived by your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
‘Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.
I think it was during the summer of …

'By this all men will know that you are my disciples . . .' Sunday Reflections, Fifth Sunday of Easter Year C

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Fr Patrick Hurley beside a photo of Bishop Edward Galvin (1882-1956), Co-founder of the Columbans.
Fr Hurley willturn 89, God willing, in June. Two of his brothers, Father Dermot (1920-1999) and Father Gerard (1926-2002), were part of the pioneering group of Columbans who went to Fiji in 1952. Sister Catherine Hurley, their sister and now retired, served as Superior General of the Columban Sisters from 1970 to 1981.
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Gospel John 13:31-33a, 34-35 (Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition)
WhenJudas had gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of man glorified, and in him God is glorified; if God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. Little children, yet a little while I am with you.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you…