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The Better Part. 16th Sunday OT.

I wanted to write a homily about Martha and Mary this week, but I’m afraid I just didn’t have time. Too busy.
Just kidding.  Seriously, though, I mentioned the Gospel text to someone earlier this week, and they said “well that’s what’s going on in the world today.”  Busy busy busy.  Worried and anxious about many things. I’m afraid some people could have that engraved on their tombstone: “worried and anxious about many things.”

Atheists Can Be Saved! Breaking News From 33AD! 15th Sunday OT.

Back in May, the Holy Father Pope Francis was giving a sermon. He has daily Mass in a chapel where he lives. They aren’t recorded or broadcast, and he generally doesn’t preach from a prepared text. It’s more informal, much like our weekday Masses here. But it seems people often take notes to quote the Pope’s sermons in the Vatican newspaper or something, and that's how it came to pass that a pretty informal, ordinary sermon from May caught the world’s attention. Maybe you saw the headlines: “Pope declares that atheists can go to Heaven!”