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Catholic Musings is a weekly thought based around the Mass readings for the coming Sunday. It is presented by writer and broadcaster Jude-Xavier Murphy, who is a Catholic and has been involved in Catholic Broadcasting and writing for many years. There are also occasional extra broadcasts including the Catholic Musings Film Reviews.

Catholic Musings is a weekly thought based around the Mass readings for the coming Sunday. It is presented by writer and broadcaster Jude-Xavier Murphy, who is a Catholic and has been involved in Catholic Broadcasting and writing for many years. There are also occasional extra broadcasts including the Catholic Musings Film Reviews.
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Catholic Musings is a weekly thought based around the Mass readings for the coming Sunday. It is presented by writer and broadcaster Jude-Xavier Murphy, who is a Catholic and has been involved in Catholic Broadcasting and writing for many years. There are also occasional extra broadcasts including the Catholic Musings Film Reviews.

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6th Sunday of Easter - This way up

5/19/2019
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There are three timeless facts about the Ascension to which Jesus points us today. Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, 26th May 2019. Acts 15:1-2,22-29 Psalm 66:2-3,5-6,8 Apocalypse 21:10-14,22-23 John 14:23-29

Duration:00:06:34

5th Sunday of Easter - By this love

5/12/2019
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Jesus tells his disciples that by the love they have for each other all will know they are his disciples. But it wasn’t an easy love he was speaking about. Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, 19th May 2019. Acts 14:21-27 Psalm 144:8-13 Apocalypse 21:1-5 John 13:31-33,34-35

Duration:00:07:49

4th Sunday of Easter - Priest and Victim

5/5/2019
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Jesus is both Shepherd and Sheep. But this dual nature does not stop there. Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, 12th May 2019. Acts 13:14,43-52 Psalm 99:1-3,5 Apocalypse 7:9,14-17 John 10:27-30

Duration:00:06:09

3rd Sunday of Easter - Bring your fish

4/28/2019
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Jesus tells his disciples to bring the fish they caught, but he already had some on the fire. What do we make of that? Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, 5th May 2019 (Divine Mercy Sunday). Acts 5:27-32,40-41 Psalm 29:4-6,11-3 Apocalypse 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 (or 1-14)Jesus tells his disciples to bring the fish they caught, but he already had some on the fire. What do we make of that? Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, 5th May 2019 (Divine Mercy Sunday). Acts...

Duration:00:07:53

2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) - Walls of freedom

4/21/2019
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Thomas Merton, entering his monastery, spoke of being enclosed in the four walls of his new freedom. The Disciples in the locked room found a new freedom with the resurrected Christ. Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, 28th April 2019 (Divine Mercy Sunday). Acts 5:12-16 Psalm 117:2,22-27 Apocalypse 1:9-13,17-19 John 20:19-31

Duration:00:06:06

Easter - Why a rolled stone?

4/14/2019
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We are told that the stone at the tomb was rolled away. But why? Jesus didn’t need it. Readings for Easter, 20th and 21st April 2019. Vigil Mass Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 117:1-2,16-17,22-23 Luke 24:1-12 Easter Day Acts 10:34,37-43 Psalm 117:1-2,16-17,22-23 Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 John 20:1-9 or Luke 24:1-2 or Luke 24:13-35

Duration:00:05:05

Good Friday - Humility to death

4/13/2019
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When we kneel in the Passion we not only pause at the death of Our Lord. We also recall an extraordinary humility that the incarnate God should allow himself to be put to death by his creation. Readings for Good Friday, 19th April 2019. Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 30:2,6,12-13,15-17,25 Hebrews 4:14-16,5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42

Duration:00:06:06

Holy Thursday - Anamnesis

4/11/2019
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When we meditate we often have to work hard to enter into a mystery. At the Eucharist we enter into the reality of Our Lord’s Passion. Readings for Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper, 18th April 2019. Exodus 12:1-8,11-14 Psalm 115:12-13,15-18 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-15

Duration:00:07:53

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord - The Stones Will Cry Out

4/7/2019
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Jesus declared that if his disciples were silent the stones would cry out. What did he mean by that? Perhaps it is a warning to us all not to deny him. Readings for Palm Sunday (Year C), 14th April 2019. Luke 19:28-40 Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm 21:8-9,17-20,23-24 Philippians 2:6-11 John 22:14-23:56

Duration:00:06:50

5th Sunday of Lent - Teaching Interrupted

3/31/2019
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Jesus was teaching to an interested audience when the Scribes and Pharisees tried to divert him from what he was doing as they brought to him the woman caught in adultery. In our own day we should not stop the teaching. Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year C), 7th April 2019. Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 125 Philippians 3:8-14 John 8:1-11

Duration:00:08:56

4th Sunday of Lent - A twitch upon the thread

3/24/2019
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The Prodigal Son was able to travel to the ends of the earth, but (in the words of GK Chesterton) was able to be brought back “with a twitch upon the thread.” Join Catholic Musings for a contemplation of the readings for the Fourth Second Sunday of Lent (Year C). Readings for the 31st March 2019. Laetare Sunday. Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 33:2-7 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Luke 15:1-3,11-32

Duration:00:08:28

3rd Sunday of Lent - Flames of faith

3/17/2019
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Jesus spoke to the people of the need to repent or perish. Moses found the presence of God in a burning bush which did not perish. Join Catholic Musings for a contemplation of the readings for the Third Second Sunday of Lent (Year C). Readings for the 24th March 2019. Exodus 3:1-8,13-15 Psalm 102:1-4,6-8,11 1 Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12 Luke 13:1-9

Duration:00:06:57

2nd Sunday of Lent - Coming down to the Plain

3/10/2019
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We may all have experiences of “highs” in our religious life, but how do we cope when we “come down” from these mountain tops? Join Catholic Musings for a contemplation of the readings for the Second Sunday of Lent (Year C). Readings for the 17th March 2019. Genesis 15:5-12,17-18 Psalm26:1,7-9,13-14 Philippians 3:17-4:1 Luke 9:28-36

Duration:00:08:50

1st Sunday of Lent - Temptations FOR the Devil

3/3/2019
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The Temptations of Jesus may not have been so much to tempt Jesus but to give the Devil assurance as to who Jesus was. Join Catholic Musings for a contemplation of the readings for the First Sunday of Lent (Year C). Readings for the 10th March 2019. Deuteronomy 26:4-10 Psalm 90:1-2,10-15 Romans 10:8-13 Luke 4:1-13

Duration:00:08:36

Ash Wednesday - What is the use of Ash?

2/27/2019
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Ash has been used for many different things over the years, many of which can help us think about our spiritual journey on Ash Wednesday. Join Catholic Musings for a contemplation of the readings for Ash Wednesday. Readings for the 6th March 2019. Joel 2:12-18 Psalm 50:3-6,12-14,17 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2 Matthew 6:1-6,16-18 Kyrie Eleison from: Giovanni Animuccia, Missa Victimae Paschali Laudes by The Tudor Consort which is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License.

Duration:00:09:59

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Planks in eyes

2/24/2019
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The idea of taking the plank out of our own eye to attend to the splinter of others on one level is about not judging others – but it is also about self-emptying. Join Catholic Musings for a contemplation of the readings for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C). Readings for the 3rd March 2019. Sirach 27:4-7 Psalm 91:2-3,11-16 1 Corinthians 15:54-58 Luke 6:39-45

Duration:00:06:06

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The New Adam

2/17/2019
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Jesus is presented as the New Adam. Yet Adam is hardly mentioned in the New Testament. How can it relate to us today? Join Catholic Musings for a contemplation of the readings for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C). Readings for the 24th February 2019. 1 Samuel 26:2,7-9,12-13,22-23 Psalm 102:1-4,8,10,12-13 1 Corinthians 15:45-49 Luke 6:27-38

Duration:00:07:57

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Happiness

2/10/2019
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In a recent survey most people said that they desired happiness most of all. Nothing has changed much over the last two thousand years as Jesus spoke to a crowd desiring the same. Join Catholic Musings for a contemplation of the readings for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C). Readings for the 17th February 2019. Jeremiah 17:5-8 Psalm 1:1-4 1 Corinthians 15:12,16-20 Luke 6:17,20-26

Duration:00:06:14

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Leave me Lord

2/3/2019
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Simon Peter’s response to Jesus was “Leave me” – yet not that long ago in Advent we were asking for God to come amongst us. How do we interpret his words for us today? Join Catholic Musings for a contemplation of the readings for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C). Readings for the 10th February 2019. Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 137:1-5,7-8 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Luke 5:1-11 Music “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” arranged and performed by Gerry Baird – used under Creative Commons Licence...

Duration:00:09:17

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time - He slipped through the crowd

1/27/2019
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How could Jesus slip through the crowd of people who wanted to kill him and who knew him so well? Perhaps later events at Emmaus can help us understand this. Join Catholic Musings for a contemplation of the readings for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C). Readings for the 3rd February 2019. Jeremiah 1:4-5,17-19 Psalm 70:1-6,15,17 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 Luke 4:21-30

Duration:00:06:11