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12th Sunday of Ordinary Time C
June 23. 2013

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings


The Word Engaged

Kavanaugh, S. J.

The Gift We Give

We have an awesome capacity to take hold of our own lives and give them away. In this matter, no one can ever take our place. Only we can utter our fundamental word. Only we can speak for ourselves.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Honor and Secrecy

The process of secrecy involves insiders and outsiders. Basically, an insider (and sometimes his faction) have a secret, which outsiders will try to ferret out.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Cyril of Alexandria

The disciple had weighed his words carefully and spoke of holy things with complete understanding. He did not say simply that Jesus was one anointed by God, but rather that he was The Anointed.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.


As we live the Eucharistic mission, having extended our hands to receive the Real Presentation of Jesus, we might prayerfully check to see if we are enjoying the mission or merely waiting for the next big delight to attract us for a while!


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The doctrine of the incarnation is not the presupposition and premise of our understanding of Christ but the conclusion of our encounter with him.