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20th Sunday of Ordinary Time C
August 18, 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.

Disturbing Faith

When, as a young Jesuit, I read the Gospels seriously for the first time. There was a passion and intensity to them that could set one on fire. What a powerful vision, what a wondrous revolution the Gospels heralded.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Salt of the Earth

Jesus' assertion that he will cause division in families is obviously something above and beyond the normal Mediterranean family and group shenanigans. It is far more serious.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Denis the Carthusian

It was by his most holy passion that he won so great a gift for humankind, and it is chiefly the recollection of his passion that kindles the flame of love in Christian hearts.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.


The faith to which Jesus invites his followers moves them past the impossible to lives which reflect the very person and mission of Jesus. It is much easier to follow from a safe distance and not have our lives changed by his relationship with us.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

But there is one who is even greater than the heroes of the Old Testament
—Jesus, here described as the “pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”
In his earthly life he was the pioneer because he initiated the way of faith
—the way through suffering to glory