Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles: The true Church

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Mt 16:13-19

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he said, ‘who do you say I am?’ Then Simon Peter spoke up and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ Read More


“All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved”, Holy Scripture affirms (Rom 10:13).

Perhaps we do not always immediately understand that it is so easy to be saved… Indeed, we are also familiar with those other statements in Scripture about the narrow gate that leads to eternal life and the wide and spacious road that leads to destruction, and the Lord warns that “many take it” (Mt 7:13). Read More

Correct with gentleness

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2 Tim 2:22b-26

Reading from the memorial of St. Irenaeus of Lyon

My son: concentrate on uprightness, faith, love and peace, in union with all those who call on the Lord with a pure heart. Avoid these foolish and undisciplined speculations, understanding that they only give rise to quarrels; and a servant of the Lord must not engage in quarrels, but must be kind to everyone, a good teacher, and patient. Read More


We lost so much when the gates of Paradise were closed to us! Even if we have become accustomed to it and no longer perceive it with great pain, it is a deep misery into which man plunged when he fell into sin. But in the depths of our souls there is still a longing for Paradise, which can become an incentive for us to seek God. Read More

Grave sins

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Am 2:6-10.13-16

Yahweh says this: For the three crimes, the four crimes of Israel, I have made my decree and will not relent: because they have sold the upright for silver and the poor for a pair of sandals, because they have crushed the heads of the weak into the dust and thrust the rights of the oppressed to one side, father and son sleeping with the same girl and thus profaning my holy name ,lying down beside every altar on clothes acquired as pledges, and drinking the wine of the people they have fined in the house of their god. Read More

Called to be free

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Gal 5:1,13-18

Christ set us free, so that we should remain free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be fastened again to the yoke of slavery. After all, brothers, you were called to be free; do not use your freedom as an opening for self-indulgence, but be servants to one another in love, since the whole of the Law is summarised in the one commandment: You must love your neighbour as yourself. Read More