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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians Chapter 16

Text in red are my additions. THE COLLECTION FOR THE POOR IN JERUSALEM, AND THE APOSTLE’S FORTHCOMING VISIT TO CORINTH A Summary of 1 Corinthians 16:1-9 In concluding his letter to the Corinthians St. Paul, according to his frequent practice, … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians Chapter 15

Text in red are my additions. INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER FIFTEEN The final problem discussed by the Apostle in this Epistle concerns the resurrection of the just, and indirectly of all the dead. It was doubtless among the other questions submitted … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians Chapter 14

 Text in red are my additions. PROPHECY IS SUPERIOR TO THE GIFT OF TONGUES A Summary of 1 Corinthians 14:1-6 By his glorious tribute to charity the Apostle tried indirectly to withdraw the Corinthians from their inordinate desire for charisms. … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians Chapter 13

Text in red are my additions OTHER GIFTS ARE OF NO ACCOUNT WITHOUT CHARITY A Summary of 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 In these verses St. Paul treats of the necessity of charity; in verses 4-7 he portrays its exalted qualities; and finally, … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians Chapter 12

Text in red represent my additions. THE NATURE, ORIGIN AND PURPOSE OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS A Summary of1 Cor 12:1-11 Before their conversion the faithful were blind, without understanding; and they were led away to dumb idols who could give them … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians Chapter 11

Text in red are my additions. WOMEN OUGHT TO VEIL THEIR HEADS IN CHURCH A Summary of 1 Cor 11:1-16 Passing from their domestic (7:1 ff.) and social duties (8:1 ff.), the Apostle now proceeds to treat of the religious … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians Chapter 10

Text in red are my additions. THE CORINTHIANS SHOULD LEARN THE NEED OF SELF-DENIAL FROM THE TERRIBLE FATE THAT BEFELL THE JEWS OF THE EXODUS A Summary of  1 Cor 10:1-13 At the close of the preceding chapter the Apostle had … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians Chapter 9

Text in red are my additions. INTRODUCTION TO 1 CORINTHIANS 9 At the close of the preceding chapter St. Paul, in order to encourage the Corinthians to abstain from whatever might imperil the eternal welfare of their weaker brethren, called … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians Chapter 8

Text in red are my additions. INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER 8 Another question asked St. Paul by the faithful of Corinth regarded meats offered to idols. It was true that the Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15:23 ff.) had legislated in this … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians Chapter 7

Text in red are my additions.  The second part of the body of the present letter (7:1-15:58) starts here. See introduction, part 8 concerning the division of the letter. LESSONS RELATIVE TO MARRIAGE AND CELIBACY A Summary of 1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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