October 2, 2022

The Good News for the Day, August 31, 2022 Wednesday of the Twenty-second Week of Ordinary Time (433) The Gospel A Day In The Life… After Jesus left the synagogue that day, he went to the home of Simon. Simon’s mother-in-law had a fever. People asked Jesus to do something for her. He stood over her, addressed the fever in reproach—and it left her! Right away she got up and attended to them. “You Are the Child of God” Towards... Read more

October 2, 2022

The Good News for the Day, September 18, 2022 The 25th  Sunday in Ordinary Time (123) The Gospel Jesus says to people He inspires: The Story “The rich head of a large company had this employee reported to be wasting the company’s money. The head of the company said to this executive manager ‘What is this I hear about you? Produce a full audit of what you have done with company money—because you can’t work here anymore.’ The Manager Plans... Read more

September 30, 2022

The Good News for the Day, October 1, 2022 Saturday of the 26th Week of Ordinary Time (460) The Gospel The seventy-two followers Jesus sent out returned feeling great about their journeys. They told Jesus, “Sir, even the most powerful demonic powers are subject to us because of our family connection with you.” Jesus said, “I have been watching that Challenger, Satan, falling fast as lightning out of heaven. Look, I have been giving you the ability ‘to walk all... Read more

September 17, 2022

The Good News for the Day, September 17, 2022 Saturday of the 24th Week of Ordinary Time (448) The Gospel Once, a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another traveling to hear Jesus. He addressed them. “A sower went out one time to sow his seed. As he sowed, some seed fell on a beaten path and got walked on. Birds of the air ate that seed. Some seed fell on ground thick with rocks. When that... Read more

September 17, 2022

Women and the Risen Lord (Image by Pixabay  – dodo71) The Good News for the Day, September 16, 2022 Friday of the 24th Week of Ordinary Time (495) The Gospel Jesus would go around from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the Good News—the Realm of what is Right. The Presence of Specific Women Accompanying him were the Twelve and women who had been cured of  afflictions and medical infirmities. These included Mary (from Magdala) from whom... Read more

September 17, 2022

Image from Pixabay (dodo71) The Good News for the Day, September 15, 2022 Thursday of the 24th Week of Ordinary Time (494) The Gospel A religious leader—a Pharisee—invited Jesus to a meal. Jesus entered the man’s house and joined others eating the meal. This Dishonorable Woman Arrives A disreputable woman there found out Jesus was eating a meal in the Pharisee’s house. Using a flask of costly ointment, she came in and stood behind Jesus—at his feet where he was... Read more

September 16, 2022

The Good News for the Day, September 14, 2022 Wednesday of the Twenty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time (493) The Gospel Jesus says in public: “What kind of comparison can I use for the people of this generation—those not yet reborn? What are they like? They’re like kids sitting on the playground yelling at each other, ‘We played music for you! You didn’t dance! We sang a sad song! You didn’t cry!’ John the Baptist came, particular about food and drink—... Read more

September 15, 2022

  The Good News for the Day, September 14, 2022 Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time (492) The Gospel Once when Jesus traveled to a town, Nain, his students and a large throng of people were with him. As he was coming up to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out—the only son of his mother, herself a widow. A large crowd from the city was accompanying her. When the “boss”... Read more

September 14, 2022

The Good News for the Day, September 13, 2022 Monday of the Twenty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time (492 The Gospel When Jesus had finished this public address, He went into Capernaum. There a Roman officer had someone about to die in his household–a person who meant much to him. The Appeal Since the officer had heard about Jesus, he sent some senior Jewish politicians to Him, asking Jesus to come and save the life of this person. They approached Jesus... Read more

September 14, 2022

The Good News for the Day, September 11, 2022 The Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (120) (shorter version) The Gospel Because greedy financiers and streetwalkers were attracted to Jesus, religious elite Pharisees their scribes started criticizing him: “This man is welcoming no-good people! He even eats with them.” The Parable To them Jesus addressed this story. “A man once upon a time had two sons. The younger son said to his dad, ‘Father, give me the portion of your estate... Read more


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