You’ve got to wonder whether Archbishop Schnurr’s 36-month interdiction for Xavier University will include the fanciful exegesis routinely imposed from the lectern of Bellarmine Chapel.  In his latest posted homily, Ken Overberg, S.J., first tells us that the “long discourses” by Jesus in John’s Gospel are really theological reflections by John.  He then inserts this predictable parenthetical to reinforce the notion that the Gospel was a class project for the early Church:

(Keep in mind that the final form of John’s gospel was probably written in the 90s, and so contains decades of earlier Christian preaching and experience, including the community’s celebration of the Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist.)

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