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Looking More Closely at the Word
17th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
July, 28, 2024
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

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

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The Bread of Life

The problem of reverence is nothing new. In the pre-Vatican II church, there were at least some priests who gave Communion as if it were a fast-food option.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

A Need to Know

The Greek word for “fish” derives from another word that means “food that is cooked and eaten with bread.” The idea is that the fish is not fresh but already prepared, or, more correctly, processed.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


Governing the entire universe is a greater miracle than feeding five thousand people with five loaves of bread, yet no one marvels at it.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

The Prophet-King Will Shepherd His People

Jesus is God's agent, but in a way that vastly transcends that prophet of long ago.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The imperative to unity is like the imperative to individual sanctification: “Become what you are.”

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