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32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time C
November 10, 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 Great Union

Some people seem to think there is a profound discontinuity between this life and the afterlife. We must choose between being happy in this world or in the next. It is hell, one might ironically think, all the way to heaven: misery now, but big rewards later.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Challenge and Riposte

Jesus won all arguments in his life and ministry and built an honorable reputation. But his success at insult also contributed to his death.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

John Henry Newman

Philosophers of old time thought the soul indeed might live for ever, but that the body perished at death; but Christ tells us otherwise, he tells us the body will live for ever.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

Married and unmarried, all humans, long for completion so deeply that we all can drift toward grasping greedily any one or anything which will do as a substitute. What Jesus is saying is that this present life leads to the beyond and not to itself.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Since in the new life there is no more death, there is no need for provision to perpetuate the human race (this explanation is peculiar to Luke).