Scripture in Church


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This subscription journal is intended as an aid to understanding the Scripture readings at Mass. The editorial team includes Wilfrid Harrington and Brendan McConvery. It appears four times a year.

Scripture in Church

April to June 2020

Vol. 50 No. 198


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About This Issue

Golden Jubilee of the Lectionary

Brendan McConvery

Sundays and Festivals

Brendan McConvery, Albert McGetterick, Eoin Winters, Peter Burns, Anthony Cassidy

Weekdays and Saints’ Days

Catherine Punch Cousins, Aisling English, John Clark, Bernard Treacy 

Liturgical Essay

Preaching on Matthew’s Passion Narrative

Michael Mullins


Peter Burns, C.Ss.R., was novice master of the Irish Redemptorists and is well known as a retreat giver. He is presently Rector of Clonard Monastery, Belfast.

John Clark is a retired teacher of English and French. He currently lives in County Antrim and has a long time interest in theology and Scripture.

Aisling English received both her B.A.Th. and M.Th. from The Pontifical University in Maynooth. Her Master’s dissertation looked at the use of Isaiah in the Gospel of Matthew. She also studied at Master’s level at the University of Edinburgh where her dissertation examined non-violence in the Gospel of Matthew.

Anthony Cassidy taught Scripture in the Franciscan Study Centre, Canterbury and in the Philippines. He is currently pastor of St Matthew’s, West Norwood London.

Albert McGetterick, C.Ss.R., worked in the Redemptorist Vice-Province of Fortaleza, Brazil, since his ordination.

Brendan McConvery, C.Ss.R., taught Scripture in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. He currently works in Redemptorist Communications and is editor of Reality.

Michael Mullins was Professor of Sacred Scripture in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and is now pastor of Holy Trinity Without, Ballybricken. He is author of commentaries on all four Gospels and on the Acts of the Apostles.

Catherine Punch Cousins studied Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome and the École Biblique in Jerusalem. Her research interests include the Characterisations of God in the Gospels, particularly, the Kingdom of the Father in the theology of the Gospel of Matthew.

Bernard Treacy, O.P., is editor of Doctrine & Life.

Eoin Winters studied at UCD, the Kimmage Mission Institute and at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, where he completed his L.S.S. He teaches at O’Carolan College, Nobber, Co. Meath.



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