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Commentaries for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 19, 2015

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

NOTES ON THE FIRST READING: 1 Kings 19:4-8.

Pending: My Notes on the First Reading for Sunday Mass (1 Kings 19:4-8).

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Kings 19:4-8.

Word-Sunday Notes on 1 Kings 19:4-8.

Homilist’s Catechism on 1 Kings 19:4-8.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 34.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 34. On entire psalm.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 34. On entire psalm.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 34.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Eph 4:30-5:2.

Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Epheisans 4:30-5:2.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Ephesians 4:30-5:2.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Ephesians 4:30-5:2.

Father Hitchcock’s Commentary on Ephesians 4:30-5:2.

Word-Sunday Notes on Ephesians 4:30-5:2.

Homilist’s Catechism on Ephesians 4:30-5:2.

Speaking of Scripture Blog. An excerpt from Dr. Peter Willaimson’s outstanding Commentary on Ephesians, part of the New Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture which he co-edits. Unfortunately, the brief excerpts can’t do the series justice.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: John 6:41-51.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 6:41-51.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 6:41-51.

Father MacIntyre’s Commentary on John 6:41-51.

Fathers Noaln’s and Brown’s Commentary on John 6:41-51.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 6:41-51.

St Augustine’s Tractate on John 6:41–51. Includes verses 52-59.

Word-Sunday Notes on John 6:41-51.

Homilist’s Catechism on John 6:41-51.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord. Catholic biblical scholar, Dr. John Bergsma, gives his thoughts on the readings and responsorial (Sacred Page Blog).

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

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background on the readings. Can be printed and used as a bulletin insert.

The Bible Workshop. A few links to related resources, a reading guide to the Gospel, a comparison of the readings highlighting connections between them, a suggested lesson (i.e., homily).

Dr. Scott Hahn Podcast. Brief audio highlighting the major theme(s). Text available.

St Martha’s Podcast Study of the Readings.

Wednesday Word. Designed for prayer and reflection, the pdf document ends with Father Dom Henry Wansbrough’s reflections on the first and second readings. Fr. Wansbrough is General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible and contributed commentaries on Matt, Mark, and the Pastorals in A New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture.

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