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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.

...If you think about it, the commandments seem almost a strange, outmoded language...


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Those who follow the Church’s guidelines and apply historical-critical methods in interpreting the Bible expect to discover more than one layer of tradition in various texts.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

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


Jesus took the three apostles up to the mountain for three reasons


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

We pray for the desire to overcome our sins by prayer, fasting, and works of mercy. Prayer will reduce us to our baptismal dignity. We pray so as to hear more clearly our baptismal name and mission.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

An analysis of the readings for this Sunday.