Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C—June 26, 2016

Today, Jesus surprises us by being merciful to those who resist Him and harsh with those who don’t.  Why? By Gayle Somers                                                                                         Gospel (Read Lk 9:51-62) St. Luke tells us  “when the days for Jesus’ being taken up were fulfilled, He resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem.”  Other translations use the phrase, “set His face,” […]

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C—June 12, 2016

Jesus attends a dinner party; it turns into a lesson about forgiveness.  How? By Gayle Somers                                                                                 Gospel (Read Lk 7:36-8:3) St. Luke includes in his Gospel several references to Jesus dining with Pharisees (see Lk 11:37; 14:1).  On this occasion, there was a party crasher.  “A sinful woman in the city learned that [Jesus] was […]

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