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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, 19 July 2020

Note: Homilies & Angelus / Regina Caeli of Pope Saint John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI & Pope Francis I had been compiled for you after the Mass Readings below. Happy Reading!

Liturgical Colour: Green

 

Mass Readings from USCCB, ETWN.

See our Mass Readings extracts with pictures in Encouragements-455. 8-)

1st Reading: Wisdom 12:13, 16-19,

Responsorial: Psalm 86: 5-6, 9-10, 15-16,

2nd Reading:  Romans 8:26-27 &

Gospel Reading: Matthew 13:24-43 or 13:24-30, CCTNtv, Gospel Video.

 

Register to attend weekend Mass in Singapore: https://mycatholic.sg/register

 

Others:

Matthew Chapter 13 (video)

How to Psychoanalyze Yourself | Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Conscience - Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

How to Think | Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Guilt | Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

All We like Sheep

See the “Media Tweets” of @Michael65413248 (we have not endorsed on their other Retweets).  Many Thanks Michael Lewis & Friends.

 

1. Criminal Investigation Department, Singapore Police Force harassed Law-abiding Citizen.

2. See another Police case to frame against the Innocent!

Please spread the News to help them who commit no crime. Many Thanks.

Till this day, the harassment continues and there is no apology from the Rulers and no compensation paid for damages inflicted.

3. Please pray for these 2 elderly Catholic Ladies who have been victimised & harassed by their sister (also a Catholic) & her husband. Many Thanks. Latest updates!

 

Homilies, Angelus / Regina Caeli

 

A. Pope Saint John Paul II    

 

Angelus, 18 July 1999

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-455. 8-D

 

Angelus, 14 July 2002

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-456. 8-D

Saint Camillus de Lellis, Patron of the Sick

 

B. Pope Benedict XVI 

 

Angelus, 17 July 2005

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-456. 8-D

 

Homily, 20 July 2008

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-456. 8-D

 

Angelus, 20 July 2008

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-457. 8-D

 

Angelus, 17 July 2011

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-457. 8-D

 

C. Pope Francis I

 

Angelus, 20 July 2014

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-458. 8-D

 

Angelus, 23 July 2017

Today’s Gospel reading offers three parables through which Jesus speaks to the crowds about the Kingdom of God. I will focus on the first: that of the good wheat and the weeds, which illustrates the problem of evil in the world and highlights God’s patience (cf. Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43). How much patience God has! Each one of us too can say this: “How much patience God has!”. The narrative takes place in a field with two antagonists. On one side is the master of the field, who represents God and who sows good seed; on the other is the enemy, who represents Satan and scatters weeds.

 

As time passes, the weeds grow among the wheat, and the master and his servants express different opinions regarding this fact. The servants would like to intervene and uproot the weeds; but the master, who is concerned above all with saving the wheat, is against this, saying: “No; lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them” (v. 29). With this image, Jesus tells us that in this world good and evil are so intertwined that it is impossible to separate them and eradicate all evil. God alone can do this, and he will do so at the Last Judgment. With its ambiguities and its composite character, the present situation is the field of freedom, the field of Christian freedom, in which the difficult exercise of discernment is made between good and evil.

 

This field then, involves reconciling, with great trust in God and in his providence, two seemingly contradictory approaches:  decision and patience. Decision is that of wanting to be good wheat — we all want this — with all our might, and thus keeping away from the evil one and his seduction. Patience means preferring a Church that acts as leaven in the dough, that is unafraid to sully her hands washing her children’s clothes, rather than a Church of “purists” who presume to judge ahead of time who will be in the Kingdom of God and who will not.

 

Today the Lord, who is Wisdom incarnate, helps us to understand that good and evil cannot be identified with neatly defined areas or specific human groups: “These are the good, those are the bad”. He tells us that the boundary line between good and evil passes through the heart of each person; it passes through the heart of each of us, that is: We are all sinners. I would like to ask you: “Whoever is not a sinner raises your hand”. No one! Because we are all sinners, all of us are. Jesus Christ, with his death on the Cross and his Resurrection, has freed us from the slavery of sin and given us the grace to journey in a new life; but along with Baptism he also gave us Confession, because we all need to be forgiven for our sins. Looking always and only at the evil that is outside of us means not wanting to recognize the sin that is also inside us.

 

Then Jesus teaches us a different way of looking at the field of the world, of observing reality. We are called to learn God’s time — which is not our time — and also God’s “gaze”: thanks to the beneficial influence of uneasy anticipation, what were weeds or seemed to be weeds can become a good product. It is the reality of conversion. It is the prospect of hope!

 

May the Virgin Mary help us to accept, in the reality that surrounds us, not only filth and evil, but also good and beauty; to unmask the work of Satan, but above all to trust in the action of God who fertilizes history.

Pope Francis I (Angelus, 23 July 2017)

 

Homilies 2020

 

Angelus / Regina Caeli 2020

 

Audiences 2020

 

Daily Blessings to You from Emmanuel Goh & Friends

 

 

Note: This webpage has many hyperlinks to the Vatican Webpage. The above extracts were compiled for your easy reading.

This Publication is aimed to encourage all of Goodwill around the World. It is not for business or profit purposes but it is our way to thank our Creator for His continuous blessings!

 

Compiled on 12 July 2020, 14:07 SGT

 

 

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