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 SinC 2017 JulSept edited

Scripture in Church   

A Celebrant’s Guide, plus Biblical Commentary and Reflections, for every Sunday and festival, including Easter. The Biblical Commentary for the Pascal Vigil relates each of the Old Testament readings to passages in the Christian Scriptures. And the Gospel Commentaries for the Vigil and for Easter Sunday give helpful accounts of how witness to the resurrection developed. Reflections on the each reading for every weekday of the quarter. 


Scripture in Church July to September 2017

Sundays and Festivals

John F. Craghan, Bernard Treacy, Lionel Swain, Helen Doohan, Leonard Doohan, Paul Gadie, Thomas O’Loughlin

Weekdays and Saints’ Days

Valerie Warren, Bernard Treacy, Helen Doohn, Leonard Doohan, Paul Gadie, Thomas O’Loughlin

Biblical Essays Luke’s Selfish Soliloquists

Joseph S. O’Leary Loving Others in God Desmond O’Donnell

Publisher’s Note An Editor Retires

• Bernard Treacy, O.P.

From the beginning of the Scripture in Church project in 1970, Wilfrid Harrington, O.P., was an executive editor as well as being a member of the advisory board. Year by year, he resolutely commissioned celebrant’s guides and commentaries and reflections and faithfully saw an edition through the press. For many years, his special care was to engage students from his various classes, especially in the preparation of weekday reflections.

Involvement in Scripture in Church was but one aspect of Wilfrid’s lifelong commitment to studying the Scriptures and sharing the fruits of his studies. Decades in lecture-rooms, at summer schools and in conducting retreats include also an indefatigable commitment to writing. His latest book, Our Merciful God, appeared last year as he approached his ninetieth birthday.

Now that he has passed that mile-stone, he feels it is time to withdraw from editing Scripture in Church. But this does not mean abandoning the scriptural apostolate. He remains in demand for lectures to adult education and parish groups, occasions which, we know, are deeply appreciated by those who hear him. His combination of clarity and enthusiasm awakens in others the same passion for the word of God which guides all his undertakings.

We are grateful to Wilfrid for his faithful involvement with Scripture in Church over so many years, and we wish him every blessing in the ministries which continue to occupy his energies and his time. Ad multos.


John F. Craghan served for many years as professor of biblical studies at St Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin.

Helen Doohan is professor emerita of religious studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington.

Leonard Doohan is professor emeritus of religious studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington.

Paul Gadie is a tutor and post-graduate researcher at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Wilfrid Harrington, O.P., lectures in The Priory Institute, Tallaght, Dublin 24. His most recent books include From the Presence of the Lord. A God Too Gracious (2006, Columba); What Was Mark At? A Commentary (2008, Columba); Jesus Our Brother (2010, Paulist); The Loving God (2012, Columba); Reading Mark For The First Time (2013, Paulist). His most recent book is Our Merciful God (2016, Dominican Publications).

Desmond O’Donnell, O.M.I. is a priest and psychologist. His most recent book is Gospel Conversations (Dominican Publications).

Joseph S. O’Leary is an Irish priest and theologian living and working in Japan.

Thomas O’Loughlin is professor of historical theology in the department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham. His most recent book, The Eucharist: Origins and Contemporary Understandings, was published by T & T Clark in January.

Lionel Swain served for many years as head of religious studies at a large secondary school in Sussex.

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

Valerie Warren is co-ordinator of theology programmes at The Priory Institute, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

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