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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Ordinary Time: July 6th

Commentary for the Readings in the Extraordinary Form:

"Put out into the deep . . . lower your nets for a catch . . . Henceforth thou shalt catch men" (Gospel)

Simon Peter received the "call to action." How did he respond? "At Thy word I will lower the net." What was his reward? "All . . . were amazed at the catch." The call to Catholic Action has been repeated by the Popes in our day. "They (have) beckoned to their comrades . . . to come and help them" (Gospel).

More than ever in this age of global war, "all creation groans . . . in pain," waiting for "redemption" from life-killing sin; waiting for its "adoption" into Divine Life "as sons" of God (Epistle). For their sake we must act as members of a Church Militant, not of a Church "pacifist" or sleeping. "Enlighten my eyes, that I never sleep in death" (Offertory).

Do not be afraid to answer this call for Catholic Action; "put out into the deep!" "Lower your nets!" even though "armies in camp should stand together against" you (Introit).

Excerpted from My Sunday Missal, Confraternity of the Precious Blood

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