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07-13-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 13, 2019 Continuing on the theme of coming persecutions, Jesus said to His disciples, “Therefore do not be afraid of them.  Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.  What I say … Continue reading

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05-25-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 25, 2019 (Saint Bede the Venerable, Priest) As Paul and the apostles preached the Word from city to city; Day after day the churches grew stronger in faith and increased in number.  Acts_16:1-10 And yet, as Jesus predicted there … Continue reading

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03-05-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 5, 2019 Peter began to say to Jesus, ‘We have given up everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or … Continue reading

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09-16-18 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

September 16, 2018 (24th Sunday Ordinary Time, B) Jesus summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save … Continue reading

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05-05-18 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 5, 2018 Jesus said to his disciples: “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.  If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, … Continue reading

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04-24-18 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 24, 2018 (Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr) Those who had been scattered by the persecution that arose because of Stephen went as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to no one but Jews.  There … Continue reading

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02-06-18 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 6, 2018 (St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs) The Pharisees and scribes questioned him (Jesus), “Why do your disciples not follow the tradition of the elders but instead eat a meal with unclean hands?”  He responded, “Well did Isaiah … Continue reading

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12-28-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

December 28, 2017 (Holy Innocents) the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you.  Herod is going to search … Continue reading

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12-26-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

December 26, 2017 (St. Stephen, Deacon, Martyr) Jesus warned his disciples of the evil lurking in the hearts of man and how it will impact them as His disciples.  He said, “When they hand you over, do not worry about … Continue reading

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11-29-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

November 29, 2017 Jesus said, “You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed.  By your perseverance you will secure your lives.”  Lk_21:12-19 Persevere in LOVE, beloved, even when … Continue reading

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11-24-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

November 24, 2017 (Ss. Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs) Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, “It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but … Continue reading

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11-23-16 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

November 23, 2016 (St. Clement, Pope and Martyr) Jesus said, “It will lead to your giving testimony.  Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand, for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries … Continue reading

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08-29-16 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 29, 2016 (The Passion of St. John the Baptist) Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Mk_6:17-29 Ever feel down, beloved?  Ever feel down enough to say, “OK, … Continue reading

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04-08-16 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 8, 2016 After recalling the Apostles, they (the Sanhedrin) had them flogged, ordered them to stop speaking in the name of Jesus, and dismissed them.  So they left the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they had been found … Continue reading

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02-01-16 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 1, 2016 Today King David finds himself again on the run against an adversary.  But this time his pursuer is his own son Absalom.  The story of Absalom is an interesting one both from the point of view of … Continue reading

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08-01-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 1, 2015 (Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church) Jesus said, Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.  Alleluia Verse,  Mt 5:10 As the persecution of … Continue reading

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05-09-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 9, 2015 Jesus said, “because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you.  Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’  … Continue reading

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01-30-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

January 30, 2015 “Remember the days past when, after you had been enlightened,  you endured a great contest of suffering.  At times you were publicly exposed to abuse and affliction; at other times you associated yourselves with those so treated.  … Continue reading

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12-26-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

December 26, 2014 (St. Stephen, First Martyr) Jesus said, “You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved.”  Mt 10:17-22 St. Stephen said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened and … Continue reading

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11-26-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

November 26, 2014 Jesus said, “You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your heads will be destroyed.  By your perseverance you will secure your life.”   Lk 21:12-19 Welcome back faithful followers. … Continue reading

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09-10-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

September 10, 2014 Jesus said, “Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man . . . For their ancestors treated the … Continue reading

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05-09-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 9, 2014 Three interesting quotes struck me in our first reading today from the Book of Acts. “Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord, . . .   fell to the ground and heard a … Continue reading

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11-19-13 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

11-19-13 When the old man Eleazar was about to die in punishment for not eating food forbidden by Jewish law, he said, “The Lord in his holy knowledge knows full well that, although I could have escaped death, I am … Continue reading

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