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Reflection for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

By St. Pius X | News

The gospel today highlights the two commandments which Jesus describes as the greatest:  Love of God and love of neighbor.  No matter how often we hear these words we are struck by the demands they place upon us.  Jesus brings together the love of God and love of neighbor as something inseparable like two sides […]

Reflection for the Solemnity of All Saints

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Today we celebrate the Feast of All Saints, of those men and women who toiled and suffered for the love of God and are now gathered in heaven with Christ. The took their faith seriously enough to allow it to shape their lives in order to complete the task that God had given them.  For […]

Reflection for 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By St. Pius X | News

The gospel today highlights the two commandments which Jesus describes as the greatest:  love of God and love of neighbor.  No matter how often we hear these words we are struck by the demand they place upon us.  Loving our neighbor as ourselves is a necessary element in giving our hearts and minds to God […]

Religious Leaders in Canada denounce Bill C-7, “An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying)”

By St. Pius X | News

We Can and Must Do Much Better Religious Leaders in Canada oppose Bill C-7 “An Act to  amend the Criminal Code” (medical assistance in dying) Open Letter to All Canadians We are obliged to express our strong concern and opposition to Bill C-7 which, among other things, expands access to euthanasia and assisted suicide to […]

Reflection for 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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The gospel today reminds us that we are members of God’s kingdom and citizens of the country in which we live, with obligations to both.  As Christians we are not only members of the church but also members of society.  Tensions can exist between our loyalty to God and our duty to our country especially […]

Reflection for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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In the gospel today, Jesus is saying that, while God the Father has opened wide the doors to heaven and invited everybody into his kingdom, entrance is by no means automatic and should not be taken for granted.  Our invitation to God’s kingdom was issued for the first time as we were baptized.  The priest […]

Reflection for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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It does not take a great deal of imagination to see ourselves in the Gospel parable today. Each of us is a tenant, cultivating a small portion of God’s vineyard and when harvest times arrives we are expected to produce the fruits of right living, by displaying a community of caring, sharing and showing forth the […]

Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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The liturgy today points out that there must be a connection between what we say and what we do.  Jesus criticized the religious leaders of his day because they shirked their responsibility and only thought that they wanted to do God’s will.  Their promises were empty because they did not keep them and as a […]

Reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Our picture of God is influenced to some extent by our ordinary way of looking at things and that is why, as we listen to this gospel, we are tempted to react and share the grumble of the workers who have labored since early morning.  In human terms it seems a bit unfair that after […]

Reflection for 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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There is no mistaking the theme of the readings today because they are all about forgiveness and mercy ~ basic attitudes that every Christian must put into practice.  Apart from the command to love one another there is no obligation which Christ taught more forcefully than that of showing forgiveness.  Within families, small incidents get […]