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Study of the Readings

Joyce Ann Zimmerman, ed.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings


The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, S. J.

...Expertise is most respected when it comes from a distance. Prophetic gifts as well..


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Honor governs every dimension of life in the Mediter-ranean world. This is particularly evident in today’s reading, where Jesus is “in his own country” that is, Nazareth or the vicinity...


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Edith Barnecut, O.S.B., ed.

Symeon the New Theologian

...Such people do not realize that the Christ who spoke then and the Christ who speaks now throughout the whole world is one and the same...


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

Intimacy is truly intimacy when fruitfulness of some kind is intended and desired.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

An analysis of the readings for this Sunday.