Study of the ReadingsEd. by Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point • First Two Readings
Intimate and Cosmic
Full of grace and truth. “Grace and truth” are a consecrated biblical phrase associated especially with God's covenant fidelity.
John Kavanaugh, SJ
The Centrality of Christ
Christmas means that God not only created space and time: God entered them, became our flesh and blood, our kin, our child.
John J. Pilch
Children of God
The Mass during the day presents the masterfully-crafted prologue to the Gospel of John. John offers a different interpretation of the birth of Jesus.
Julian of Vezalay
I pray that the Word of the Lord may come again today to those who are silent, and that we may hear what the Lord God says to us in our hearts.
Reginald H. Fuller
Mass at Midnight
Mass at Dawn
Mass During the Day