Monthly Archives: June 2012

Audio Readings June 29, 2012 Friday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time

Acts 12:1-11;Psalm 34:2-9 2 timothy 4:6-8,17-18 Matthew 16:13-19 Saints Peter and Paul The angel of the Lord … delivers all who fear God. (Psalm 34:8) This scene sounds a lot like a suspenseful movie, doesn’t it? A hostage languishes in … Continue reading

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Audio Readings June 28, 2012 Thursday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time

2 Kings 24:8-17; Psalm 79:1-5,8-9;Matthew 7:21-29 “The winds blew and buffeted the house. And it collapsed and was completely ruined.” (Matthew 7:27) The citizens of Jerusalem expe­rienced just such a collapse. After numerous infidelities to God, he permitted Nebuchadnezzar, the … Continue reading

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Audio Readings June 27, 2012 Wednesday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time

2 Kings 22:8-13; 23:1-3;Psalm 119:33-37,40; Matthew 7:15-20 “The king made a covenant before the Lord.” (2 Kings 23:3) Josiah wasn’t your average eighteen-year-old learning to be responsible. He already had too much responsibility—he was king of Judah! What’s more, the … Continue reading

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Audio Readings June 26, 2012 Tuesday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time

2 Kings 19:9-11,14-21,31-36; Psalm 48:2-4,10-11;Matthew 7:6,12-14 “Enter through the narrow gate.” (Matthew 7:13) That narrow gate! It’s tighter than the gap between the do’s and don’ts that we’re all familiar with. So you don’t lie, injure or kill—but what about … Continue reading

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Audio Readings June 25, 2012 Monday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time

2 Kings 17:5-8,13-15,18 Psalm 60:3-5,12-13;Matthew 7:1-5 “Stop judging, that you may not be judged.” (Matthew 7:1) We find the defendant guilty as charged. The judge’s gavel strikes: Crack! Crack! Crack! Bailiff, take him away. This scene is repeated count­less times … Continue reading

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Audio Readings June 24, 2012 Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

(Isaiah 49:1-6; Psalm 139:1-3,13-15; Acts 13:22-26; Luke 1:57-66,80) The Birth of St. John the Baptist The Lord called me from birth. (Isaiah 49:1) What do you think is the most amazing thing about John the Bap­tist? His zeal for the … Continue reading

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Audio Readings June 22, 2012 Friday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time

2 Kings 11:1-4,9-18,20 Psalm 132:11-14,17-18;Matthew 6:19-23 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light; but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be in darkness.” … Continue reading

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