As we celebrate Canada’s birthday, may our land be a harbour of peace and unity for all peoples, races, faiths and cultures.
First Reading: About a hundred years before Jesus, some Jews lived in cosmopolitan Alexandria, Egypt. They faced pressure to assimilate into the pagan culture around them. A faithful Jew wrote the book of Wisdom to help bolster their faith. Today the writer takes on the question of how a good God can permit evil and death.
Second Reading: Paul is asking the Christians in Corinth to contribute to
Praying the Scriptures:
June 28: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
1st Reading: Wisdom 1. 13-15; 2. 23-24
2nd Reading: 2 Corinthians 8. 7, 9, 13-15
Gospel (longer): Mark 5. 21-43 or
(shorter) Mark 5. 21-24, 35-43
July 5: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
This document is focused on the idea of ‘integral ecology’, connecting care of the natural world with justice for the poorest and most vulnerable people.
Vatican Radio published the text (184 pages long), while hundreds of other news organizations around the world carried reports with analysis, and reaction.
You are invited to check out a few sources below, from across the religious spectrum: