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God alone makes us happy

admin / February 11, 2015

February 18, 2015 – Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12-18; 2 Corinthians 5:20–6:2; Matthew 6:1-6,16-18 Fr Fernando Torres, CMF Claretian Publications We really like to be seen when we do something right. We want to be recognized for doing something good. We want people to praise us. Many times we could even say that we are not interested in being recognized but…

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Returning to the community

admin / February 11, 2015

February 15, 2015 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Leviticus 3:1-2,44-46; 1 Corinthians 10:31–11:1; Mark 1:40-45 Fr Fernando Torres, CMF Claretian Publications There is a new miracle in today’s reading. The Old Testament, and the culture of the time, considered sickness as not simply something physical, but something religious. Sickness, injustice, and death were consequences of sin. It did not…

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Going where God leads us

admin / January 24, 2015

January 25, 2015 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Jonah 3:1-5,10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 Fr Fernando Torres, CMF Claretian Publication Sometimes our own history is similar to that of Jonah. Of course we have not been swallowed by a whale, but we might have the experience—perhaps even more than once—of trying to run away from a mission or…

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Mary represents joyous expectation

admin / December 21, 2014

December 21, 2014 – 4th Sunday of Advent Fr. Fernando Torres, CMF CLARETIAN PUBLICATIONS The birth of a new child in a family is always a difficult time, but also full of joy and hope. The life being born is fragile and weak. Parents have to give the new baby a lot of attention and care. The baby then becomes…

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