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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, 18 October 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.

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1st Reading: Isaiah 45: 1. 4-6;

Responsorial: Psalm 96: 1. 3. 4-5, 7-8, 9-10;

2nd Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-5;

Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:15-21, CCTNtv, Gospel Video.

 

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Others:

Matthew Chapter 22 (video)

 

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Homilies, Angelus / Regina Caeli of

 

A. Pope Saint John Paul II    

 

Homily, 17 October 1999

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Angelus , 17 October 1999

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Homily, 20 October 2002

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Angelus, 20 October 2002

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B. Pope Benedict XVI 

 

Angelus, 16 October 2020

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Pope Saint John Paul II's Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae (Wikipedia)

 

Homily, 19 October 2008

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Angelus, 19 October 2008

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Homilies, 16 October 2011

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Angelus, 16 October 2011

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C. Pope Francis I 

 

Homily, 19 October 2014

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-513. 8-)

 

Angelus, 19 October 2014

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Angelus, 22 October 2017

This Sunday’s Gospel (Matthew 22:15-21) presents to us a new face-to-face encounter between Jesus and his adversaries. The theme addressed is that of the tribute to Caesar: a “thorny” issue about whether or not it was lawful to pay taxes to the Roman Emperor, to whom Palestine was subject in Jesus’ time. There were various positions. Thus, the question that the Pharisees posed to him — “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” (v. 17) — was meant to ensnare the Teacher. In fact, depending on how he responded, he could have been accused of being either for or against Rome.

 

But in this case too, Jesus responds calmly and takes advantage of the malicious question in order to teach an important lesson, rising above the polemics and the alliance of his adversaries. He tells the Pharisees: “Show me the money for the tax”. They present him a coin, and, observing the coin, Jesus asks: “Whose likeness and inscription is this?”. The Pharisees can only answer: “Caesar’s”. Then Jesus concludes: “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (cf. vv. 19-21). On the one hand, suggesting they return to the emperor what belongs to him, Jesus declares that paying tax is not an act of idolatry, but a legal obligation to the earthly authority; on the other — and it is here that Jesus presents the “thrust” of his response: recalling the primacy of God, he asks them to render to Him that which is His due as the Lord of the life and history of mankind.

 

The reference to Caesar’s image engraved on the coin says that it is right that they feel fully — with rights and duties — citizens of the State; but symbolically it makes them think about the other image that is imprinted on every man and woman: the image of God. He is the Lord of all, and we, who were created “in his image” belong to Him first and foremost. From the question posed to him by the Pharisees, Jesus draws a more radical and vital question for each of us, a question we can ask ourselves: to whom do I belong? To family, to the city, to friends, to work, to politics, to the State? Yes, of course. But first and foremost — Jesus reminds us — you belong to God. This is the fundamental belonging. It is He who has given you all that you are and have. And therefore, day by day, we can and must live our life in recognition of this fundamental belonging and in heartfelt gratitude toward our Father, who creates each one of us individually, unrepeatable, but always according to the image of his beloved Son, Jesus. It is a wondrous mystery.

 

Christians are called to commit themselves concretely in the human and social spheres without comparing “God” and “Caesar”; comparing God and Caesar would be a fundamentalist approach. Christians are called to commit themselves concretely in earthly realities, but illuminating them with the light that comes from God. The primary entrustment to God and hope in him do not imply an escape from reality, but rather the diligent rendering to God that which belongs to him. This is why a believer looks to the future reality, that of God, so as to live earthly life to the fullest, and to meet its challenges with courage.

 

May the Virgin Mary help us to always live in conformity with the image of God that we bear within us, inside, also offering our contribution to the building of the earthly city.

Pope Francis I (Angelus, 22 October 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 14 October 2020, 5:00 SGT

 

 

 

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