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22nd Sunday of the Year - The Battle is Within

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 08/30/2015

Daily Mass: Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting show art Daily Mass: Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting

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Almsgiving, prayer, and fasting are ancient spiritual practices that have power to transform our souls.  May we put them into practice today! (Lectionary #367) June 19, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Love your enemies show art Daily Mass: Love your enemies

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Arguably the toughest teaching in the Bible, Jesus makes it clear that his disciples must love their enemies and pray for those who persecute them. (Lectionary #366) June 18, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Turn the other cheek and give to those in need show art Daily Mass: Turn the other cheek and give to those in need

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Continuing the call to a higher standard in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus offers a couple of spiritual insights regarding our response to others when life gets messy. (Lectionary #365) June 17, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Study, Pray, Serve: 12th Sunday of the Year show art Study, Pray, Serve: 12th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes that we find in the Mass readings for the 12th Sunday of the Year. (Lectionary #95) June 17, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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11th Sunday of the Year: Growing the Kingdom of God show art 11th Sunday of the Year: Growing the Kingdom of God

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Jesus shares a couple of parables to explain the kingdom of God, offering us an opportunity to apply these insights of faith into our daily lives. (Lectionary #92) June 15, 2024 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Let our Daily Mass: Let our "yes" mean "yes," and our "no" mean "no."

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Jesus offers sound advice for how we speak in a truthful, sincere and solemn manner.  (Lectionary #364) June 15, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: The Lord teaches about adultery and divorce show art Daily Mass: The Lord teaches about adultery and divorce

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Jesus offers a challenging teaching about lust, adultery, and divorce.  Recognizing that these concerns have been with humanity since the dawn of time, we look for ways to build up marriage and respond with God's grace when life gets messy. (Lectionary #363) June 14, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Go first and be reconciled! show art Daily Mass: Go first and be reconciled!

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Jesus teaches that reconciliation is a non-negotiable commandment for the Christian life.  It begs the question: who do I need to forgive in my life today? (Lectionary #362) June 13, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Jesus fulfills the Old Testament show art Daily Mass: Jesus fulfills the Old Testament

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Jesus proclaims that he has come to fulfill the law and the prophets, inviting us to renew our faith that he is the Lord and dive deep into the Old Testament as it recounts our salvation history. (Lectionary #361) June 12, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: We are salt and light for the world show art Daily Mass: We are salt and light for the world

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Jesus elevates our human dignity, empowering us as salt and light to share the blessings we have with those around us. (Lectionary #580/360)

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In football, trick plays are sometimes used to fake out an opponent with misdirection - focusing on something unimportant while the play is happening somewhere else.  Life works the same way: it is easy to spend our time and resources on trivial matters and miss out on critical issues.

The Lord points this out in the Gospel today, inviting us to concentrate on the battle within our hearts.  Here are three things to consider:

  • Using an Examination of Conscience
  • Going to Confession
  • Daily Prayer and Sunday Mass

Through regular use we strengthen our hearts and focus our lives on important things, asking the Lord for the help and guidance we need to conquer our daily battles.

August 30, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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