Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing."

On Sunday, January 27, 2013, we will read Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21, where our Lord proclaims himself as the Messiah, fulfilling what Isaiah prophesied. In the gospel, the Lord invites us to discover the mission that we share with him. .Our Discussion Questions will guide your Sunday Bible Study with family, friends and church groups.

When Jesus stood in the Nazareth synagogue, it was an "electric" moment. He took the Isaiah scroll and began to read from chapter 61. The text from Isaiah was taken from a collection of poems about the last days, which foretold the redemption of Jerusalem and symbolized the renewal of the people of Israel. When these words are placed on Jesus' lips, Fr. Thomas Rosica says they identify our Lord as the messianic prophet of the final times, and they announce his mission: to proclaim the Good News, liberate men and women, and tell them of God's grace. The whole of Jesus' ministry therefore must be understood in this perspective.

This weekend also marks the U.S. observance of Sanctity of Life Sunday, so designated to be the Sunday closest to the Jan 22 anniversary of Roe V. Wade. You will find a lengthy coverage of the Life issue in this week's issue of

You will find all of the Sunday homilies we have compiled for you this week at this link. You can also read our full coverage of this week's Catholic world by clicking here.

Another eventful week in our Catholic World. Have a great and blessed new week.

Keep the Faith. Peace.

Wally Arida
Publisher & Editor in chief
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BURNING QUESTION: Sanctity of Life: "Protection or Celebration of Life?"
FEATURED BLOG: The Unborn Paradox
PASTORAL HISPANA: Jesus Inicia el Anuncio del Reino

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