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

July to September 2020

Vol. 50 No. 199

Sundays and Festivals

Bernard Treacy, Terence Crotty, Thomas McCarthy, Thomas O’Loughlin, John F. Craghan, Columba McCann, Fintan Lyons

Weekdays and Saints’ Days

Bernard Treacy, Valerie Warren, Carol Dorgan

Liturgical Essay

Preaching: This Glorious

and Transcendent Place

James P. Donleavy

In Memoriam Lionel Swain


John F. Craghan is author of Tell Me, Jesus Who You Are (Dominican Publications) and of And the Life of the World to Come and I Was Ill and You Cared for Me: Biblical Reflections on Caring for the Physically and Mentally Impaired (Liturgical Press).

Terence Crotty op teaches Scripture at the Irish Dominican studium where he is also student master

James P. Donleavy op (died 6 February 2020) spent the greater part of his life a preacher of missions and retreats. His essay first appeared in The Grace and Task of Preaching, edited by Michael Monshau op

Carol Dorgan lives in Cork where she is engaged in spiritual direction.

Fintan Lyons osb is a monk of Glenstal Abbey and author of Food, Feast & Fast (Columba Books)

Columba McCann osb is a monk of Glenstal Abbey and author of 101 Liturgical Suggestions (Veritas Publications).

Thomas McCarthy op has taught theology and patristics and is a broadcaster on religious events.

Thomas O’Loughlin is professor of historical theology at the University of Nottingham. His most recent book is Eating Together, Becoming One (Liturgical Press).

Donagh O’Shea op is director of the Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght and editor of the website. His book The Holy Mess: Making the Most of Our Misfortunes will appear in November.

Bernard Treacy op is editor of Doctrine & Life.

Valerie Warren studied and continues to study Scripture in response to Peter’s advice to ‘always have your answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope you have’.



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