Author Archive for Maurice Blumberg

Maurice Blumberg is a Jewish convert to the Catholicism, and the father of five children. He is currently the Director of Partner Relations for The Word Among Us Partners, a ministry of The Word Among Us to the Military, Prisoners, and women with crisis pregnancies or who have had abortions. Maurice was also the founding Executive Director of the National Fellowship of Catholic Men and was Chairman of the Board of The Word Among Us, a Catholic devotional magazine.

Reflections for Sunday, June 21, 2020
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Reflections for Sunday, June 21, 2020

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12th Sunday of Ordinary Time Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Jeremiah 20:10-13 Responsorial: Psalm 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35 2nd Reading: Romans 5:12-15 Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33 Staying Close to the Lord and Allowing His Love to Shape Our Hearts My persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph. (Jeremiah 20:11) […]

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Reflections for Sunday, June 14, 2020: Corpus Christi

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16 Responsorial: Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 Gospel: John 6:51-58 Knowing and Experiencing the Love, Mercy, and Kindness of the Holy Trinity My flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. (John 6:55) Have you ever […]

Reflections for Sunday, June 7, 2020: The Most Holy Trinity
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Reflections for Sunday, June 7, 2020: The Most Holy Trinity

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9 Responsorial: (Psalm) Daniel 3:52-56 2nd Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Gospel: John 3:16-18 Knowing and Experiencing the Love, Mercy, and Kindness of the Holy Trinity The Lord . . . proclaimed his name. (Exodus 34:5) Have you ever wondered why the […]

Reflections for Sunday, May 31, 2020: Pentecost Sunday
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Reflections for Sunday, May 31, 2020: Pentecost Sunday

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 2:1-11 Responsorial: Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 Gospel: John 20:19-23 Receiving More of the Holy Spirit’s Power and the Gifts of the Spirit They were all filled with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:4) Before Jesus ascended […]

Reflections for Sunday, May 24, 2020: The Ascension of the Lord
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Reflections for Sunday, May 24, 2020: The Ascension of the Lord

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 1:1-11 Responsorial: Psalm 47:2-3, 6-9 2nd Reading: Ephesians 1:17-23 Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 Being Used by Jesus to Help Build the Kingdom of God Are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel? (Acts 1:6) Amazing. After three years of […]

Reflections for Sunday, May 10, 2020: Fifth Sunday of Easter
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Reflections for Sunday, May 10, 2020: Fifth Sunday of Easter

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 6:1-7 Responsorial: Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19 2nd Reading: 1 Peter 2:4-9 Gospel: John 14:1-12 Trusting in the Lord’s Great Love during Difficult Times Do not let your hearts be troubled. (John 14:1) Not troubled? That’s hard to imagine! Jesus had just predicted […]

Reflections for Sunday, May 3, 2020: Fourth Sunday of Easter
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Reflections for Sunday, May 3, 2020: Fourth Sunday of Easter

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 2:14, 36-41 Responsorial: Psalm 23:1-6 2nd Reading: 1 Peter 2:20-25 Gospel: John 10:1-10 Following Jesus’ Example by Being A Shepherd for God’s People The shepherd calls his own sheep by name. (John 10:3) Good Shepherd Sunday often brings bucolic scenes to mind. […]

Reflections for Sunday, April 26, 2020: Third Sunday of Easter
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Reflections for Sunday, April 26, 2020: Third Sunday of Easter

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 2:14, 22-33 Responsorial: Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-11 2nd Reading: 1:17-21 Gospel: Luke 24:13-35 Knowing Jesus More Deeply through Reading and Reflecting on Scriptures Hear these words! (Acts 2:14) Have you ever heard the word kerygma? It’s a Greek word that means “the […]

Reflections for Sunday, April 19, 2020: 2nd Sunday of Easter
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Reflections for Sunday, April 19, 2020: 2nd Sunday of Easter

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Divine Mercy Sunday Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 2:42-47 Responsorial: Psalm 118: 2-4, 13-15, 22-24 2nd Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-9 Gospel: John 20: 19-31 Rejoicing in God’s Divine Mercy and Love, A Foundation of Our Lives Jesus came . . . and stood in their midst. (John […]

Reflections for Sunday, April 12, 2020: Easter Sunday
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Reflections for Sunday, April 12, 2020: Easter Sunday

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 10:34, 37-43 Responsorial: Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 2nd Reading: Colossians 3:1-4 Gospel: John 20:1-9 Having a Personal Encounter with the Risen Lord during this Easter Season They did not yet understand. (John 20:9) Happy Easter! Christ is risen! Sin is defeated, and […]

Reflections for Sunday, April 5, 2020: Palm Sunday
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Reflections for Sunday, April 5, 2020: Palm Sunday

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: Procession Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11 1st Reading: Isaiah 50:4-7 Responsorial: Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24 2nd Reading: Philippians 2:6-11 Gospel: Matthew 26:14–27:66 (or Matthew 27:11-54) Hearing Jesus’ Voice to “Come Out” of Our Tomb of Sin and Come to Him Blessed is he who comes in the […]

Reflections for Sunday, March 8, 2020: 2nd Sunday of Lent
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Reflections for Sunday, March 8, 2020: 2nd Sunday of Lent

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion          Mass Readings:           1st Reading:        Genesis 12:1-4                      Responsorial:       Psalm 33:4-5, 18-20, 22         2nd Reading:       2 Timothy […]

Reflections for Sunday, March 1, 2020: 1st Sunday of Lent
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Reflections for Sunday, March 1, 2020: 1st Sunday of Lent

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7 Responsorial: Psalm 51:3-6, 12-13, 17 2nd Reading: Romans 5:12-19 Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11 Staying Faithful to Commitments/Prayer during this Lenten Season of Grace If you are the Son of God . . . (Matthew 4:3, 6) What father would send his […]

Reflections for Sunday, February 16, 2020
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Reflections for Sunday, February 16, 2020

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6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Sirach 15:15-20 Responsorial: Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 Gospel: Matthew 5:17-37 Using Our Free Will to Choose Jesus and Follow Him as Lord and Savior Before man are life and death, . . […]

Reflections for Sunday, February 9, 2020
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Reflections for Sunday, February 9, 2020

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 58:7-10 Responsorial: Psalm 112:4-9 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16 Answering the Lord’s Call, “Your Light Must Shine Before Others” . . . that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. […]

Reflections for Sunday, February 2, 2020
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Reflections for Sunday, February 2, 2020

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The Presentation of the Lord (Feast) Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Malachi 3:1-4 Responsorial: Psalm 24:7-10 2nd Reading: Hebrews 2:14-18 Gospel: Luke 2:22-40 The Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, A Prophetic Promise Fulfilled This man was . . . awaiting the consolation of Israel. (Luke 2:25) […]

Reflections for Sunday, January 12, 2020
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Reflections for Sunday, January 12, 2020

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The Baptism of the Lord Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 Responsorial: Psalm 29:1-4, 9-10 2nd Reading: Acts 10:34-38 Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17 Following in Jesus’ Footsteps and Proclaiming the Good News to Others He shall bring forth justice to the nations. (Isaiah 42:1) Today marks the […]

Reflections for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
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Reflections for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 7:10-14 Responsorial: Psalm 24:1-6 2nd Reading: Romans 1:1-7 Gospel: Matthew 1:18-24 Advent, A Season of Signs of the Coming of Emmanuel, God-with-Us Ask for a sign from the Lord. (Isaiah 7:11) Things were looking bad for King Ahaz of Jerusalem. He was […]

Reflections for Sunday, December 8, 2019
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Reflections for Sunday, December 8, 2019

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10 2nd Reading: Romans 15:4-9 Responsorial: Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12 Advent, A Season of Prophesies Being Fulfilled A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse. (Isaiah 11:1) Have you ever seen a Jesse Tree? It’s an ancient […]

Reflections for Sunday, December 1, 2019
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Reflections for Sunday, December 1, 2019

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First Sunday of Advent Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5 2nd Reading: Romans 13:11-14 Responsorial: Psalm 122:1-9 Gospel: Matthew 24:37-44 Advent, A Season of Preparing for Jesus’ Coming You also must be prepared. (Matthew 24:44) This is it—we have lit the first Advent candle. Christmas is less […]

Reflections for Sunday, November 17, 2019
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Reflections for Sunday, November 17, 2019

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion          Mass Readings:         1st Reading:       Malachi 3:19-20                        Responsorial:     Psalm 98:5-9         2nd Reading:      2 […]

Reflections for Sunday, November 10, 2019
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Reflections for Sunday, November 10, 2019

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 Responsorial: Psalm 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15 2nd Reading: 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5 Gospel: Luke 20:27-38 Our Hope Comes from the Resurrection to New Life in Christ He is not God of the dead, but of […]

Reflections for Sunday, November 3, 2019
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Reflections for Sunday, November 3, 2019

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Wisdom 11:22–12:2 Responsorial: Psalm 145:1-2, 8-11, 13-14 2nd Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:11–2:2 Gospel: Luke 19:1-10 Following Jesus Through All of Life’s Circumstances Today salvation has come to this house. (Luke 19:9) Today’s Gospel paints a vivid picture of […]

Reflections for Sunday, October 27, 2019
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Reflections for Sunday, October 27, 2019

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 2nd Reading: 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Responsorial: Psalm 34:2-3, 17-19, 23 Gospel: Luke 18:9-14 Living a Life Grounded on God’s Love and Mercy, Not on Judging Others I thank you that I am not like […]

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