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Second Sunday of Advent, Year A: Resources and Commentaries

Posted by Dim Bulb on October 27, 2013

SUGGESTED THEMES for homily, bible study, or further study: Justice and peace are to be the marks of the Messiah and His reign (1st reading, Ps). We must reform our lives (Gospel) and live in harmony with others (2nd reading). Note the theme of judgment in 1st, Ps, and Gospel readings.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 11:1-10.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Isaiah 11:1-10.

Word-Sunday Notes on Isaiah 11:1-10.

Link fixed. Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 11:1-10.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 72.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 72.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 72.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 72.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Romans 15:4-9.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 15:4-9

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 15:4-9

Bernardin de Piconio on Romans 15:4-9. Actually, this post is on 15:1-13.

Word-Sunday Notes on Romans 15:4-9.

Link fixed. Navarre Bible Commentary on Romans 15:4-9.

Aquinas’ Homily Notes on Rom 15:4-9~Can be used for points of meditation, prayer, further study:

Part 1.

Part 2.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 3:1-12.

Maldonado’s Commentary on Matthew 3:1-12

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 3:1-12

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 3:1-12.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 3:1-12.

My Notes on Matthew 3:1-12.

Word-Sunday Notes on Matthew 3:1-12.

Link fixed. Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 3:1-12.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

The Sacred Page: He Will Baptize With Fire. Catholic biblical scholar Dr Michael Barber’s commentary on the readings.

St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study Notes.

The Bible Workshop. Includes some relevant links, guide to Gospel reading, review of the other readings, suggestion for a lesson.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background to the readings.

Gospel Summary with Life Implications. St Vincent’s Archabbey.

Thoughts From the Early ChurchFrom a commentary on Matthew by Paschasius Radbertus.

Scripture in Depth. Brief look at all the readings.

Historical-Cultural Context. The Gospel reading in light of 1st century Mediterranean culture.

Prepare For Mass. Various links, videos, etc.

PODCASTS

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. Looks at all of the readings.

St Martha’s Parish Bible Study Podcast. Looks at the readings in some detail.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study on Matthew 3. Looks at John the Baptist in Matthew 3. Click on POD icon to play.

Signs of the New Exodus: Matthew 3-4. Dr. Brant Pitre on Matthew 3-4.

Dr Scott Hahn’s Sunday Bible Reflections. Brief. Does good job of summarizing the major theme(s) of the readings.

Father Robert Barron’s Homily Podcast. A noted theologian, scholar, speaker.

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