1) Gospel – MT 15:21-28 – “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” Then Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.
Bishop Sheen quote of the day
2) The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has altered its definition of the word “female” to include “having a gender identity that is the opposite of male.” “I thought Webster would redefine ‘woman’ and then say that woman and female are not necessarily the same,” wrote commentator Matt Walsh. “But they went right for the most extreme rewrite, actually changing the biological definition of female”
3) Catholic 101: What about funerals for suicide victims? Father Reginald Martin writes about the sensitive subject. “The Fifth Commandment forbids all forms of murder, but we must leave to God’s mercy the judgment of those who commit suicide.”
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