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Commentaries for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Posted by Dim Bulb on May 6, 2015

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Today’s Mass Readings (NABRE).

Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). The New Jerusalem Bible is the translation used for the readings in most English speaking countries.

Today’s Divine Office.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48

Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48.

Pending: Bishop MacEvily’s Commentary on Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48.

Link fixed Navarre Bible Commentary on Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48.

Homilist’s Catechism on Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 98.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 98.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 98.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 98.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 John 4:7-10.

St Augustine’s Homiletic Commentary on 1 John 4:7-10.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 John 4:7-10.

Bishop MacEvily’s Commentary on 1 John 4:7-10.

Link fixed Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 John 4:7-10.

Homilist’s Catechism on 1 John 4:7-10.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 15:9-17.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on John 15:9-17.

Fathers Nolan’s and Brown’s Commentary on John 15:9-17.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 15:9-17.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 15:9-17.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on John 15:9-17. Read lectures 2 & 3.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 15:9-17.

Link fixed. Navarre Bible Commentary on John 15:9-17.

Homilist’s Catechism on John 15:9-17.

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. Helpful notes prepared for their own bible study classes, apparently.

The Bible Workshop. Includes links to a couple of other resources, a comparison of the readings, and suggestions for a lesson (i.e., homily). Originally posted in 2009.

All You Need is Love. Blog post on the readings by Catholic biblical Scholar Dr. John Bergsma.

PODCASTS:

St Martha’s Bible Study Podcast. Usually looks at all of the readings in some detail.

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

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Very brief. Does could job summarizing major the theme(s) of the readings. Text available.

Father McBride’s Podcast on Acts. Listen to episode 6.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast on John 15:9-17. Actually, this podcast begins with 15:9, the start of today’s gospel reading, and continues through chapter 17.Click on the POD icon or “direct download”.

Father Barron’s Homily Podcast. Noted theologian and speaker.

Father Altier’s Homily Podcast. Text available further below under “Homilies and Homily Notes.

HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES:

Chosen to be Friends.  Homily.

Don’t Keep Your distance. Homily.

Catholic Doors Ministry.

Sacerdos. Gives theme of the readings, doctrinal message, pastoral application.

Sunday Soundbite. Audio or text. Brief.

Father Robert Altier’s Homily. Audio available above under “Podcasts”.

 

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