Sunday Gospel – To See as Jesus Sees
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Sunday Gospel – To See as Jesus Sees

In the Greek text of Mark, it says ‘That I may look up…’ The word ‘looking up’ had been used before by Mark to describe how Jesus blessed the loaves of the first multiplication of bread (6:41), and again when he healed the deafmute man (7:34). The translation used in the Mass gives ‘Let me…

Praying with Mark’s Gospel
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Praying with Mark’s Gospel

Speaking about his ‘cross’, what did he mean? Till this moment we have heard that Jesus did Messianic work by healing people, and how the religious leaders of his days turned against him. The Pharisees were always complaining to him (2:16, 18:24). Finally they discussed with the Herodians how to destroy him (3:6). Later, we…

Sunday Reflection: A Life Changing Word
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Sunday Reflection: A Life Changing Word

Have any of you had somebody say either a word or sentence that directly or indirectly, immediately or in retrospect was life changing? It may need a bit of thought, because the power of words affects us all in different ways. This should be of no surprise to any of us as our faith life…

Journey from Head to Heart: A Scripture Reflection by Cardinal Charles Maung Bo
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Journey from Head to Heart: A Scripture Reflection by Cardinal Charles Maung Bo

Our  journey is towards greater authenticity in personal life and life of the nation. That  journey needs to be taken. Every human being is called upon to take the journey from head to heart. The problem we face in Myanmar today is  between the head and the heart. Laws vs the Love among the people….

The Bread of Life – John 6
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The Bread of Life – John 6

Mass-goers in year B of the lectionary cycle, when Mark is the gospel regularly read on Sundays, might be taken aback on the 17th Sunday of the year when John’s Gospel takes over once the story comes to the feeding of the five thousand. For the following five successive Sundays, we have readings from John…

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time
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17th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today and for the next five weeks, the Lectionary puts Mark aside for awhile and focuses on the sixth chapter of St John’s Gospel. This chapter,which begins with Jesus feeding the 5000, will lead us to reflect on theBread of Life. This same story is also told in the other three Gospels withslight variations. In…

Mary Magdalen
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Mary Magdalen

In 2016, Pope Francis elevated thge memorial of St Mary Magdalen, traditionally observed on 22 July, to the status of a feast day. Over the past 30 years a number of studies have restored the reputation of Mary of Magdala from repentant prostitute to leading women disciple. Her title ‘Apostle of the Apostles’ is founded…

Rohr: What the World Would Look Like if Jesus’ Worldview Were in Control
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Rohr: What the World Would Look Like if Jesus’ Worldview Were in Control

Luke 6: 20 – 22 In this chapter of Luke’s Gospel, Jesus has just chosen his twelve disciples on the mountain. These are the very first words recorded that he says to them and to the great crowd that gathered, so they must be important. I think he’s describing what the world would look like…

Trust -A Poem Inspired by Sunday’s Gospel
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Trust -A Poem Inspired by Sunday’s Gospel

TRUST                                 (Mk 4,38)      Off we go. All aboard !All agreed, of one accord.See how the fishermen have scored;All big and little fish still stored,Some to eat and some to hoard –Hard work’s happy just reward. Don’t leave the Lord!    With him around, our hopes have soared But soon, and not to be ignored,   A huge storm came and…

Month of May: Meditations on Mary in Scripture 10 – Pentecost
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Month of May: Meditations on Mary in Scripture 10 – Pentecost

After the Ascension of Jesus we have the story of the followers of Jesus, Mary, the women, the brothers of Jesus and the eleven remaining apostles gathered together in prayer in the upper room of the Last Supper. Although they realised that Jesus had risen, his followers didn’t seem to be clear what to do…