This week’s liturgy
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Today we invite you to explore the beginning of Advent with an analysis of the apocalyptic time that Jesus invokes, and what it has to do with the social order; engage Catholic Social Teaching through liberation theologian Jon Sobrino, and his understanding of the time to do justice on earth; and embody the kairos time for justice with the help of the songs of resistance in Brazil and El Salvador, and the example of the sisters executed by the state in El Salvador.
The Just Word This Week
Inclusive. Life-giving. Liberating.
The Just Word Commentary is a three-year project, providing life-giving, liberatory commentaries on the Catholic lectionary readings for all three years the Church has provided them (Designated Year A, Year B, and Year C). The new yearly cycle begins on the first Sunday of Advent. Right now, we are headed into Year B of the cycle, which takes its gospel readings from the book of Mark. Year A uses the book of Matthew, and Year C uses the book of Luke.
As we transition out of Year A into Year B, we want to give a huge thank you to our Year A writers for their deep thoughts and feelings. It’s not an easy thing to write from a Catholic perspective that often stands with those that the Church itself does not.
We’re so excited for our upcoming year of commentaries we have lined up, and we hope you’ll join us once again. We’d love to connect with you! Let us know your favorite entry so far or something you would love to see in Year B ahead!
By Tom Roberts | National Catholic Reporter
By Christine Schenk, CSJ | National Catholic Reporter
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