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Study of the Readings

Joyce Ann Zimmerman, ed.

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


The Word Encountered

Kavanaugh, S. J.

We usually like prophets when they say what we want to hear. They are especially welcome if they heap indictments on our enemies.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

From the beginning to the end of the Bible, it is clear that the Hebrews viewed human beings as consisting of three interlocking zones symbolized by parts of the body.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

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

Commentary: Symeon
the New Theologian

My brothers, do not deceive yourselves. God loves us, and he is merciful and compassionate.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

We too, without knowing it often, are involved in the conversion of others by being and living our truths.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Mark’s arrangement has the effect of making the sayings against offenses a comment on the episode of the strange exorcist. To forbid the exorcist would be to cause one of these little ones to stumble, an effect to be avoided at all costs.