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Study of the Readings

Joyce Ann Zimmerman, ed.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Reading


The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, S. J.

It is a common misunderstand-ing, it seems to me, to expect that the experience of a call from God is somehow laced with peace . . . Many prophets, even Moses, were reluctant and hesitant. They often felt not up to the test at all...


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

...Modern believers are amazed that the people Jesus invites to join him seem to drop everything and follow him immediately...


Thoughts from the
Early Church

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

Caesarius of Arles

In today’s gospel, beloved, we heard the exhortation to repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand...


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

We prepare these days for the Eucharistic liturgy this week by reflecting upon our having been called.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

An analysis of the readings for this Sunday.