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“The Word: A Journey From Outside In” is a weekly reflection on the Sunday scriptures from the Roman Catholic lectionary. Join Fr. Aidan Rooney, CM, weekly as he discusses the Word of God, From the Outside In.

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The Word – The Baptism of the Lord

Jan 10, 2021   /   The Word

The Word – The Baptism of the Lord Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. tells us, “As we make the transition from the Christmas season into ordinary time, remember:…

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The Word – The Baptism of the Lord

Jan 10, 2021   /   The Word

The Word – The Baptism of the Lord Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. tells us, “As we make the transition from the Christmas season into ordinary time, remember:…

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The Word – 4th Sunday of Advent

Dec 20, 2020   /   The Word

The Word – 4th Sunday of Advent Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. says, “God’s promises are kept. God’s love is faithful.” Join Fr. Aidan Rooney, CM, weekly as…

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The Word – 3rd Sunday of Advent

Dec 13, 2020   /   The Word

The Word – 3rd Sunday of Advent Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. says, “Be on the lookout for the Christ who always appears!” Join Fr. Aidan Rooney, CM,…

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The Word – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Dec 06, 2020   /   The Word

The Word – 2nd Sunday of Advent Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. says, “Be heralds of the Gospel!” Join Fr. Aidan Rooney, CM, weekly as he discusses the…

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The Word – 1st Sunday of Advent

Nov 29, 2020   /   The Word

The Word – 1st Sunday of Advent Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. says, “we have four weeks to get ready to encounter Christ anew!” Join Fr. Aidan Rooney,…

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The Word – Solemnity of Christ the King

Nov 22, 2020   /   The Word

The Word – Solemnity of All Saints Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. summarizes the triptych of Matthew 25: preparing, assessing, answering the call of Jesus. Join Fr. Aidan…

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The Word – Solemnity of All Saints

Nov 01, 2020   /   The Word

The Word – Solemnity of All Saints Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, CM, echoes St. Vincent de Paul, “How little it takes to be very holy: to do the…

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The Word – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Oct 11, 2020   /   The Word

The Word – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. asks, “Why won’t you come in to the banquet of God’s love? Join Fr. Aidan…

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The Word – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Oct 04, 2020   /   The Word

The Word – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, CM, takes the gospel mandate to tend the vineyard of the Lord as a command to…

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The Word – Solemnity of St. Vincent de Paul

Sep 26, 2020   /   The Word

The Word – Solemnity of St. Vincent de Paul Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, CM, echoes the gospel, saying, “Blessed are they. God is looking.” The Solemnity of St.…

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The Word – Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sep 20, 2020   /   The Word

The Word – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, CM, echoes the Gospel, asking, “How long can we persist with our own ideas of justice,…

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The Word – Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sep 13, 2020   /   The Word

The Word – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. quotes the Book of Sirach, “Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs…

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The Word – Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sep 11, 2020   /   The Word

The Word – Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, CM, asks, “How far are you willing to go to save someone’s life?!” Join Fr. Aidan…

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The Word – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jul 26, 2020   /   The Word

The Word – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. asks, “Why are we so concerned with the whole world? Because God has hidden a…

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The Word – Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jul 20, 2020   /   The Word

The Word – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. says, “Yeast, wheat, weeds, and mustard seeds. Plant the Word, no matter how small, or…

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