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Healing the Family Tree

08/03/2015 - 1:03am
Are you aware of unusual patterns in your family for generations? Very pronounced patterns of evil may indicate the need for healing the family tree.

MORE THAN MIRACLES - One Bread, One Body, Aug 2, 2015

6 hours 37 min ago
18th Sunday Ordinary Time
Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 | Ephesians 4:17, 20-24 | Psalm 78:3-4, 23-25, 54 | John 6:24-35

"I Myself am the Bread of life." —John 6:35

Do you believe that Jesus is "truly, really and substantially" present in Holy Communion? (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1374)

Before Jesus revealed that He would give us His body and blood in Communion, He performed the amazing ... More

WHO'S THE REAL PRISONER? - One Bread, One Body, Aug 1, 2015

08/01/2015 - 1:08am
St. Alphonsus Liguori
Leviticus 25:1, 8-17 | Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 7-8 | Matthew 14:1-12

"Herod wanted to kill John but was afraid of the people." —Matthew 14:5

St. John the Baptizer was a prisoner, but he was free, bold, prophetic, and unable to be manipulated. He bravely stood up to King Herod, bluntly proclaiming that it was wrong for him to live in adultery (Mt 14:3-4). He spoke the truth regardless ... More

CELEBRATE LIFE - One Bread, One Body, Jul 31, 2015

07/31/2015 - 1:08am
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Leviticus 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34-37 | Psalm 81:3-6, 10-11 | Matthew 13:54-58

"These, then, are the festivals of the Lord which you shall celebrate at their proper time with a sacred assembly." —Leviticus 23:4

The Lord has created us to celebrate His love. In the midst of our life of celebration, the Lord calls us to come together repeatedly for special seasons of celebration. The Church year begins with the celebration of the Advent and Christmas ... More

CREATED TO WORSHIP HIM FOREVER - One Bread, One Body, Jul 30, 2015

07/30/2015 - 1:08am
St. Peter Chrysologus
Exodus 40:16-21, 34-38 | Psalm 84:3-6, 8, 11 | Matthew 13:47-53

"On the first day of the first month of the second year the Dwelling was erected. It was Moses who erected the Dwelling." —Exodus 40:17-18

The grand finale of the book of Exodus is the completion of the Dwelling, the place on earth where God was most powerfully and intimately present. The plagues led to the Exodus, leading to the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea. This was ... More

IN YOUR FACE - One Bread, One Body, Jul 29, 2015

07/29/2015 - 1:08am
St. Martha
Exodus 34:29-35 | Psalm 99:5-7, 9 | John 11:19-27 | or Luke 10:38-42 | or Matthew 13:44-46

"The skin of [Moses'] face had become radiant while he conversed with the Lord." —Exodus 34:29

In the Old Covenant, the unclean and unholy had the ability to contaminate that which was holy. For instance, if a person with leprosy touched a person without it, the latter person became unclean, even if they did not contract leprosy. In other ... More

THE GREAT COMMUNICATOR - One Bread, One Body, Jul 28, 2015

07/28/2015 - 1:08am
Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5-9, 28 | Psalm 103:6-13 | Matthew 13:36-43

"So Moses stayed there with the Lord for forty days and forty nights." —Exodus 34:28

Moses would meet God at a certain tent, and "the column of cloud would come down and stand at its entrance while the Lord spoke with Moses...the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as one man speaks to another" (Ex 33:9, 11).

Many ... More

TWICE AS FAST - One Bread, One Body, Jul 27, 2015

07/27/2015 - 1:08am
Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34 | Psalm 106:19-23 | Matthew 13:31-35

"Moses said to the people, 'You have committed a grave sin. I will go up to the Lord.' " —Exodus 32:30

Moses "stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights without eating or drinking, till the Lord gave" him the Ten Commandments (Dt 9:9-10). When Moses came down the mountain, he saw the people adoring the golden calf. "With that, Moses' ... More

THE MIRACLE OF MULTIPLYING MIRACLES - One Bread, One Body, Jul 26, 2015

07/26/2015 - 1:08am
17th Sunday Ordinary Time
2 Kings 4:42-44 | Ephesians 4:1-6 | Psalm 145:10-11, 15-18 | John 6:1-15

"The people saw the sign He had performed." —John 6:14

Jesus used the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fish to open the blinded eyes of His apostles. He said: "Are your minds completely blinded? Have you eyes but no sight? Ears but no hearing? Do you remember when I broke the five ... More

"RELIGIOUS SELFISHNESS" - One Bread, One Body, Jul 25, 2015

07/25/2015 - 1:08am
St. James
2 Corinthians 4:7-15 | Psalm 126:1-6 | Matthew 20:20-28

"The mother of Zebedee's sons came up to Him accompanied by her sons, to do Him homage and ask of Him a favor." —Matthew 20:20

The mother of James and John was an expert in "religious selfishness." Many of us are also experts in this type of selfishness. When we pray, God answers with the question: "What is it you want?" (Mt 20:21) God, Who reads our hearts, knows that ... More

My People, Vol. 28, Issue 7

07/25/2015 - 1:05am
Families Have Key Educational Mission
Artisans Of Peace Needed
Pope Gives Sarajevo A Message Of Hope
Do Something!
Church History Portrays Saints And Sinners
Blessed Oscar Romero: A Martyr And Shepherd
Engagement Is A Special Time
Edge To Edge
Pray The News

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? - One Bread, One Body, Jul 24, 2015

07/24/2015 - 1:08am
St. Sharbel Makhluf
Exodus 20:1-17 | Psalm 19:8-11 | Matthew 13:18-23

"Mark well, then, the parable of the sower. The seed along the path is the man who hears the message about God's reign without understanding it. The evil one approaches him to steal away what was sown in his mind." —Matthew 13:18-19

The fact that you're reading this book means you are probably not the footpath. You have received the seed of God's Word. If you have read this book and especially the daily Scripture readings regularly for an extended time, you are probably not ... More

GOD'S BACKING YOU UP - One Bread, One Body, Jul 23, 2015

07/23/2015 - 1:08am
St. Bridget of Sweden
Exodus 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20 | Daniel 3:52-56 | Matthew 13:10-17

"I am coming to you in a dense cloud, so that when the people hear Me speaking with you, they may always have faith in you also." —Exodus 19:9

God manifested Himself in a mighty way to the Israelites at Mount Sinai (Ex 19:16ff), speaking to them both directly and through Moses, and giving them the Ten Commandments. Yet within a short time, they abandoned Him to worship a golden calf ... More

LOVE ALWAYS FINDS A WAY - One Bread, One Body, Jul 22, 2015

07/22/2015 - 1:08am
St. Mary Magdalene
Song of Songs 3:1-4 or 2 Corinthians 5:14-17 | Psalm 63:2-6, 8-9 | John 20:1-2, 11-18

"I will seek Him Whom my heart loves." —Song of Songs 3:2

Love can never be completely satisfied or complacent. Love by its very nature must be expressed, grow, and always find greater ways to bless the beloved. "Love following upon love" (Jn 1:16) always seeks the good of the other. Love, in a sense, ... More

BAPTISM AS LIFE - One Bread, One Body, Jul 21, 2015

07/21/2015 - 1:08am
St. Lawrence of Brindisi
Exodus 14:21—15:1 | Exodus 15:8-10, 12, 17 | Matthew 12:46-50

"The Israelites had marched on dry land through the midst of the sea, with the water like a wall to their right and to their left. Thus the Lord saved Israel on that day." —Exodus 14:29-30

The Church requires that today's first reading be read at Easter Vigil, the most important liturgical service of the year. The Church emphasizes this reading from Exodus because in an exceptional way it prefigures Baptism, and Baptism is the ... More

STOP SIGN - One Bread, One Body, Jul 20, 2015

07/20/2015 - 1:08am
St. Apollinarius
Exodus 14:5-18 | Exodus 15:1-6 | Matthew 12:38-42

"We want to see You work some signs." —Matthew 12:38

To those who wanted to see Him work a magic trick, Jesus replied: "An evil and unfaithful age is eager for a sign! No sign will be given it but that of the prophet Jonah. Just as Jonah spent three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, ... More

Job Performance for Jesus

07/20/2015 - 1:03am

HEARTBREAK HOTEL - One Bread, One Body, Jul 19, 2015

07/19/2015 - 1:08am
16th Sunday Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 23:1-6 | Ephesians 2:13-18 | Psalm 23:1-6 | Mark 6:30-34

"Jesus saw a vast crowd. He had compassion on them." —Mark 6:34, our transl.

Some people ruined Jesus' vacation (see Mk 6:31). They wouldn't even let Him and His apostles rest a little and eat (Mk 6:31). If a crowd of people made life that difficult for us, we might resent it or be upset. However, Jesus felt compassion ... More

WORLD HISTORY - One Bread, One Body, Jul 18, 2015

07/18/2015 - 1:08am
St. Camillus de Lellis
Exodus 12:37-42 | Psalm 136:1, 23-24, 10-15 | Matthew 12:14-21

"The time the Israelites had stayed in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years." —Exodus 12:40

The book of Exodus describes millions of people being liberated from a slavery entrenched in their society for 430 years. Do you believe God can set millions free today? Do you believe He can unite Christ's body fragmented for hundreds of years? ... More