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Fourth Sunday of Easter C
April 21, 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.

After Life

Even mighty Aquinas mused that a soul, separated from the body after death, would somehow be radically incomplete, bereft of the body it informed. Surely, if we had no body, we could not speak of personal immortality.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Fathers and Sons

John the evangelist portrays the relationship of Jesus and his heavenly Father in terms of an authentic and perfect Mediterranean relationship between father and son.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Cyril of Alexandria

No longer subject to the shadows of the law, they obey the commands of Christ, and guided by his words rise through grace to his own dignity, for they are called children of God.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.


We bring our personal histories and mingle them with those of the others also welcomed by Baptism. In the same way we would prepare for any party or celebration, we go to assist and we go to be assisted back out after the party.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The Father and the Son are one because of the Father’s call of the Son and the Son's response in history, resulting in a complete alignment of the words and acts of the Father and the Son.