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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.

The reading from Corinthians will probably infuriate its share of people. ...


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

...The fever experienced by Peter’s mother-in-law, the people afflicted with demons, the “various diseases”
(v. 35) presented to Jesus all raise a host of questions. The basic questions are, what really happened? did Jesus really do it?...


Thoughts from the
Early Church

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

Peter Chrysologus

Those who have listened attentively to today’s gospel will have learnt why the Lord of heaven, by whom all creation was ...


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

There is the ancient question about why there is anything. There are other “big questions” as well floating through the liturgy towards which we are moving these early days of February.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

An analysis of the readings for this Sunday.