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Commentaries on the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Posted by Dim Bulb on April 30, 2015

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Mass Readings in the NABRE. Used in the USA.

Mass Readings in the NJB. Used in most English speaking countries.

Today’s Divine Office.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 9:26-31~

Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 9:26-31.

Bishop MacEvily’s Commentary on Acts 9:26-31.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Acts 9:26-31.

Haydock Bible Commentary on Acts 9:26-31. Very basic.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Ps 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32~

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 22.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Commentary on Psalm 22. Psalm 21 in his translation. Latin and English text are side by side. Post is on entire Psalm.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 22. Post is on entire Psalm.

A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 22. Pdf. One page near the end is blank but just scroll past it, the text itself in not interrupted.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 John 3:18-24~

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 John 3:18-24.

St Augustine’s Homily on 1 John 3:18-24.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 John 3:18-24.

Haydock Bible Commentary on 1 John 3:18-24. Very basic.

Homilist’s Catechism on 1 John 3:18-24.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 15:1-8~

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on John 15:1-8.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 15:1-8.

St Augustine’s Tractate on John 15:1-8.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 15:1-8.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 15:1-8.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on John 15:1-8.

Haydock Bible Commentary on John 15:1-8. very basic.

Father MacIntyre’s Commentary on John 15:1-8.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 15:1-8.

Homilist’s Catechism on John 15:1-8.

NOTES, COMMENTARIES, BLOG POSTS ON THE READINGS IN GENERAL: Commentaries on particular readings listed further below.

Word Sunday. Brief notes on the readings.

Sacerdos. Theme of the readings, doctrinal message, pastoral application.

St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study Notes. Prepared for their own bible study classes, apparently.

The Sacred Page Blog. Catholic biblical Scholar Dr. John Bergsma looks at the readings and gighlights a specific theme: “Christians are called to remain: remain in Christ, remain in the Church, remain in love with each other.”

CHILDREN AND TEEN RESOURCES:

Proclaiming the Faith. Grade School Level.

(1) Faith First. Grades 1-3, I think.

(2) Faith First. Grades 4-6, I think.

(3) Faith First. Middle School.

PODCASTS:

St Martha’s Podcast. Looks at all the readings in some detail.

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

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Very brief. Does good job highlighting major theme(s).

Father McBride’s Podcast on Acts 9. Listen to episode 5.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of John 15. Click on the POD icon or the direct download link.

HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES: Pending.

Update: Father Barron’s Podcast Homily. From a noted theologian and speaker.

Torch. Dominican website. Text homily on St Paul in Acts.

Catholic Doors Ministry. Text.

Augustinian Friends. Text.

Sunday Soundbite. Audio or text. Very brief.

Father Robert Altier’s Homily. Text.

Fr. Tommy Lane on Bear Fruit. Text.

Fr. Tommy Lane: Guarding the Deposit of Faith and Bearing Fruit for the Kingdom. Text.

Today’s Good News. Text, very brief.

Pope John Paul II. 2000 homily.

Pope John Paul II. 2003 homily.

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