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Sunday Soundbite for May 29, 2022

May 29, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
At the Last Supper the Lord prays for those who will have to be “in the world.” They are one with Jesus and with the Father. They can expect that the world will not accept them, even as they witness to Jesus there. But they carry the promise of Jesus, that his love will be in them.

Sunday Soundbite for May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
The Gospel version of Jesus' ascension evokes the past. We hear Jesus explain how it was prophesied that he would suffer. In Acts, his words point to the future--to the commissioning of his apostles as witnesses through the power of the Holy Spirit they will soon receive.

Sunday Soundbite for May 29, 2022

May 25, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
Today we hear Luke's two versions of the Ascension of Jesus, one from his Gospel, the other from his Acts of the Apostles. As you might expect, the two accounts have some differences. These differences remind us that these accounts are not strict history, but rather written to teach a spiritual point.

Sunday Soundbite for May 22, 2022

May 18, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
Jesus assured his followers that he will send “the Advocate, the Holy Spirit,” who will teach them and remind them of all Jesus told them. In effect, Jesus is promising that the Church can always rely on the Spirit to guide it in troubled times. The Spirit will help us discover the peace that Jesus gives.

Sunday Soundbite for May 15, 2022

May 11, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
The New Testament Book of Revelation is puzzling with its strange descriptions and symbolism. Many readers misunderstand its purpose and try to find involved, often convoluted references to specific events in our own time or the future. But much of Revelation refers to the time in which it was written.

Sunday Soundbite for May 8, 2022

May 4, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
Today when we hear the exciting adventures of Paul and Barnabas in the reading from the "Acts of the Apostles" we may wonder:  How can we answer the call from Jesus to “go out and preach to all nations”? One way is to support missionaries we may know personally by our prayers and financial help.

Sunday Soundbite for May 1, 2022

Apr 27, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
Christians down through the ages have come to recognize the risen Christ in their midst as the Scriptures are proclaimed and the Eucharistic meal is shared. What we are celebrating in this Easter Season--the Paschal sacrifice of Christ, his dying and rising—is present to us in each Mass.

Sunday Soundbite for April 24, 2022

Apr 20, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
Today's Easter story is specifically directed at us--those who would come to believe in Jesus down through the ages. We are part of a community of faith--a living legacy passed on from generation to generation, and often given at great cost, with personal sacrifice.

Sunday Soundbite for April 17, 2022

Apr 13, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
In his essay, J.R.R. Tolkien pays tribute to the power of the Christian proclamation. He notes that there is no other story which so many skeptics “have accepted as true on its own merits.” Our Easter Gospel is a story of living faith in which we are participants, and to which we are now witnesses.

Sunday Soundbite for April 10, 2022

Apr 6, 2022 Sunday Soundbites
Luke remains consistent to the characteristics he’s highlighted all through his Gospel. He especially depicts Jesus’ concern for those on the margins of society--shown as the Lord heals in the Garden, comforts the weeping women, forgives his executioners, and welcomes the repentant thief.