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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time C
January 27, 2013

Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, S. J.

Two New Eras

They demolished the great temple built by Solomon centuries before and deported all productive citizens to Babylon, leaving peasants to run the holy city—if they could.


In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

The Church's Economic-Social Teachings

From scripture, through Jesus, through the social teachings of the churches, through papal encyclicals from Leo XIII through John Paul II, the right to private ownership and private wealth is mitigated by a number of moral principles.


Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

  “Being Strong”

We turn inward to our own hearts and what we see there makes us want to be invisible to others. In safe and quiet moments we are minded to weep too, like the Jews of Ezra’s time.


The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

A Right to Justice

Bringing good news to the poor, liberating people from all their oppressions, this is not some optional activity that one can engage in if one is inclined. It is the law of the Lord, it is the program for which we have all been anointed.


Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Jesus said he had been anointed to bring glad tidings to the poor, liberty to captives, sight to the blind and to let the oppressed go free. Where would you look for Jesus if he were here today physically? Is the Church where you would seek him?


A Poem
to Sit With

J. Janda

all that I
is to show
love for you.