Saturday, the 15th week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday - Friday - Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Readings for today's Mass
Saint of the day - Mary of Magdala
It would seem, however, that this story of Mary the Slandered should be a reminder to us to be a little slower to judge. In this age of information and misinformation, of fake news, Photoshop and now AI technology, how easy it is to build a story from the latest tweet or some viral "news" bit tweeted or posted on Facebook. Today, it seems that some of the latest "truths" have a shelf-life.
As we celebrate the memorial of Mary Magdalene, let us be reminded of the goodness that others bring to our lives. There are things to be learned from Jesus' relationship with Mary the prostitute, Mary of the seven demons, Mary the sinner and Mary of Magdala. Leave the need for judgment to other hands, and work instead with reconciliation as the end.
A few years ago, Pope Francis made the cover of a lot of magazines when he asked the question of himself, "Who am I to judge." Had someone asked the question long ago, Mary of Magdala would have gotten a better shake.