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Looking More Closely at the Word
Solemnity
of All Saints

November 1, 2018
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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Let the Scriptures Speak

Dennis
Hamm, SJ

The Communion of Saints

We can enjoy what the media and the marketplace do with the fun and fantasy of Halloween and el dia de los muertos, but the Scripture readings remind us of the realities behind the folklore.

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Nietzsche’s Nemesis

“We’re number one” is the roaring chant of our arenas, our nationalism, our special-interest groups, our petty hurts. But Jesus says that the lowly inherit the land.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Honor in the Beatitudes

The things that God considers truly honorable and worthy of praise are almost always the opposite of what human beings of any culture think.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Augustine

We want to see God, we strive to see him, we long to see him. Who does not? But notice what scripture says: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The Church is an anticipation of the kingdom of heaven. For she, too, is a pluralistic fellowship consisting of “people from every nation, race, tribe and language.”

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