John MacEvilly’s exposition of the gospel of John offers a clear, Catholic, passage-by-passage interpretation of the text. It combines traditional exegesis with moral exhortation and so has been widely used as a daily devotional. The work was originally intended for laymen, but quickly found a place as a textbook in seminary education and has seen numerous editions.
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“proof of the real presence of our lord in the blessed eucharist” (Page 135)
“with the view of showing that our Lord was a false teacher” (Page 204)
“The love of the early Christians for one another was a subject of admiration to Pagans, who frequently exclaimed, ‘See, how these Christians love one another!’ and the happy source of many conversions to the Christian faith.” (Page 269)
“But, as in the case of those bitten by the fiery serpent, such as either refused or neglected looking on the brazen serpent were sure to die of the effects of this bite; so, those who refuse or neglect to look up to our Lord hanging on the cross, and believe in Him, will, surely, be lost for ever.” (Page 58)
“He thus consoles the Apostles by suggesting to them, that they had the knowledge which their persecutors rejected; and that it was a source of glory for them to suffer, on account of unalterably embracing this knowledge and suffering for it. This was afterwards realized (Acts 5:41).” (Pages 301–302)
John MacEvilly was the archbishop of Tuam.