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Study of the Readings

Joyce Ann Zimmerman, ed.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings


The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, S. J.

When I went to India several years ago, I lugged along a load of books that I wanted to read during the sojourn. It almost broke my back...


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

People in the ancient Mediterranean world not only held a strong belief in the existence of spirits but also ranked them according to power.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

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

Commentary: Theophylact

For who would not blush for shame, strip himself of his possessions, and embrace a life of poverty when he saw an apostle...


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

Wants are natural, pedestrian, easily experienced. Desires are deep-down things, taking time to feel them and worth the adventure of the seeking.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

We must regard as authentic the commission to act like Jesus
himself in proclaiming that God’s kingdom has drawn near...