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Commentaries for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 14, 2014

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Today’s Mass Readings.

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.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 55:6-9.

My Notes on Isaiah 55:6-9.

Word-Sunday Notes on Isaiah 55: 6-9.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 55:6-9.

COMMENTARY ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 145.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 145.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 145.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 145.

Pseudo-St Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 145. Site incorrectly labels it Ps 144.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a.

Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a.

Word-Sunday Notes on Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a.

Homilist’s Catechism on Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 20:1-16.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 20:1-16.

Father Fonck’s Commentary on Matthew 20:1-16.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 20:1-16.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 20:1-16.

St Catherine of Siene on Matthew 20:1-16.

Word-Sunday Notes on Matthew 20:1-16.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 20:1-16.

St Augustine’s Sermon on Matthew 20:1-16.

My Summary of the Readings for Sunday Mass, Sept 18.

OTHER RESOURCES ON ONE OR MORE OF THE READINGS:

Haydock Bible Commentary. Readings from the Douay-Rheims Challoner translation followed by notes from the old Haydock Commentary. Originally posted in 2008.

Navarre Bible Commentary: Not yet posted, will update.

Is God Fair. A post by Catholic Biblical Scholar Dr. John Bergsma.

Bible Workshop. Links, reading guide, comparing the readings, lesson plan.

St Charles Borromeo’s Parish Bible Study Notes. Some background and notes on the readings.

Lector Notes. Historical and theological background usually on the first and second readings.

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