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The unfolding of thy words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple…Make thy face shine upon thy servant, and teach me thy statutes

Commentaries for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 13, 2014

READINGS AND OFFICE: Today’s Gospel allows for a longer or shorter reading.

Today’s Mass Readings (NABRE). Translation used in the USA.

Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries.

Today’s Divine Office.

Anglican Use Daily Office. ”Briefly, it is a provision for an “Anglican style” liturgy similar to the Book of Common Prayer as an ecclesiastically approved variant on the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.” More info.


Navarre Bible Commentary on Wisdom 12:13, 16-19.

Word-Sunday Notes on Wisdom 12:13-, 16-19.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 86.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 86.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 86.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 86.


Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 8:26-27.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 8:26-27.

Word-Sunday Notes on Romans 8:26-27.

Pending: Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 8:26-27.

Homilist’s Catechism on Romans 8:26-27.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Romans 8:26-27. Readings from a couple of translations followed by commentary.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 13:24-43 or 13:24-30.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 13:24-43.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 13:24-43.

Word-Sunday Notes on Matthew 13:24-43.

Pending: Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 13:24-43.

Shorter Reading: Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 13:24-30.

Shorter Reading: Homilist’s Catechism on Matthew 13:24-30.











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