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22nd Sunday of the Year - The Battle is Within

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 08/30/2015

Daily Mass: The persecution of the Church becomes a source of grace show art Daily Mass: The persecution of the Church becomes a source of grace

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Driven to its knees by persecution, the Church thrives with God's grace and guidance...inspiring us to face our challenges today and never, ever, quit! (Lectionary #275) April 17, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory -Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: The martyrdom of Stephen show art Daily Mass: The martyrdom of Stephen

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Stephen is martyred for his faith in Christ, revealing to us the cost of discipleship and the price that some must pay to follow the Lord. (Lectionary #274) April 16, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Stephen's ministry results in opposition and attack show art Daily Mass: Stephen's ministry results in opposition and attack

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Stephen, filled with wisdom and the Holy Spirit, draws the wrath of a group who offers false witnesses to stir up the crowd against him. (Lectionary #273) April 15, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Study, Pray, Serve: 4th Sunday of Easter show art Study, Pray, Serve: 4th Sunday of Easter

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Let's examine some of the themes in the Mass readings on the 4th Sunday of Easter. (Year B, Lectionary #50) April 15, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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3rd Sunday of Easter: We study the Bible to learn about the Lord show art 3rd Sunday of Easter: We study the Bible to learn about the Lord

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Jesus opens the minds of the disciples so that they understand how he fulfills the Scriptures, inspiring us to study God's Word and learn about the Lord. (Lectionary #47) April 13, 2024 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: The Church responds to growing pains with wisdom and the Holy Spirit show art Daily Mass: The Church responds to growing pains with wisdom and the Holy Spirit

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The Apostles appoint seven men - filled with wisdom and the Holy Spirit - to serve the needs of the people as the Church continues to grow. (Lectionary #272) April 13, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: We stay close to the Lord for guidance and strength show art Daily Mass: We stay close to the Lord for guidance and strength

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Gamaliel, a member of the Sanhedrin, offers a powerful principle for spiritual life. (Lectionary  #271) April 12, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Bold speech in the presence of opposition show art Daily Mass: Bold speech in the presence of opposition

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Peter's bold response to the Sanhedrin reveals the power of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of the Apostles. (Lectionary #270) April 11, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: Fervent faith in the face of opposition show art Daily Mass: Fervent faith in the face of opposition

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Filled with the Holy Spirit, the Apostles overcome imprisonment and fearlessly proclaim the Good News. (Lectionary 269) April 10, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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Daily Mass: The Risen Lord was lifted up on the Cross for our salvation show art Daily Mass: The Risen Lord was lifted up on the Cross for our salvation

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Jesus speaks to Nicodemus about how the Son of man must be lifted up on the Cross for the salvation of all who believe in him. (Lectionary #268) April 9, 2024 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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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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